Modes of Greek Literary Influence in Seventeenth-Century French Drama
Note on Quotations and Translations
It is in order here to provide some explanation of the policy which I have followed when quoting from non-English primary texts and in supplying translations of these. In an ideal world, everything would have been quoted in the original language with English translations supplied; but the scale of this book rendered that impracticable. I have therefore adopted the follow- ing compromise policy. i. All quotations from French primary texts are given in the original language. ii. Quotations from other primary texts not in English are given in the original language in those cases (the majority) where the precise original wording is important to the argument. iii. English translations are given for all Greek and Latin quotations of this kind, with the exception of Latin quotations from sixteenth-/seven- teenth-century Latin translations where these are given alongside the original Greek text (since the English translation of the latter gives the main sense). iv. Original language quotations from texts in French, Medieval French, German and Italian are not translated (with the exception of a few in Middle High German, because of the dif ficulty of this). v. Unless otherwise stated, all translations are my own. With regard to quotations from classical Greek texts, where I am talking about the Greek works in their own right, or in relation to the links between these and Latin authors, I quote from the modern Oxford Classical Text. Most of the time, however, I am talking about Euripides’ plays in relation to the use made of...
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