Relihan's training and interests are literary. At the bottom of every page of the translation, there is a list of other places in the text where a number of the important words or phrases in that section also occur -- a sort of running concordance. I saw the clear sky, and regained the power to recognise the face of my physician. She begins by explaining that the vagaries of Fortune visit everyone, and he is by no means the worst of her victims. The benefit of such an instrument in an edition of an intricate text in its original language is obvious. The accentuation of the English may well not correspond to the quantities, but will offer a competing 'rhythm', as he calls it though is it not odd to suggest that the quantitative pattern is a rhythm? Notify me of new comments via email.
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Even so the clouds of my melancholy were broken up. I saw the clear sky, and regained the power to recognise the face of my physician.
And there are occasions where translation and apparatus combine to mislead. Relihan's philosophical weakness is apparent also in the notes, which are brief and not very helpful either with philosophical sources and parallels or with analysis of the argument, and in the Introduction. BMCR Author Biography. Like this: Like Loading The qualifications result indeed, not from the somewhat misguided and over-ambitious attempts to make this into a new sort of translation, but from more mundane failures that seem mostly to be due to Relihan's weakness on the philosophical side.
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The position of other philosophers that he is rejecting at V.
It is here that the threads of the argument come together to underscore the ascent required by the Consolation of Philosophy. ISBN: hb.
The apparatus is at its best when it identifies a certain translation that is used consistently for a given Latin word in a certain usage. The paragraphs above have been concerned mainly with the shortcomings of Relihan's volume.