Translation of Greek Texts in Late Antiquity
(3,640 words)


The early stages and the development of Christian literatures are closely associated with translation activity into Latin, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian, Coptic and Ethiopic. The translations were produced from Greek and, more rarely, from other languages, such as from Hebrew in the case of the Old Testament. The New Testament was one of the earliest texts to be transla…

Cite this page
Alberto Rigolio, “Translation of Greek Texts in Late Antiquity”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

▲   Back to top   ▲