The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0656 Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Date: Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 09:58:39 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 19.0644 "bar"?
Comment: Re: SHK 19.0644 "bar"?
David Evett writes:
>I'd check the translation against the Greek, with an eye
>to seeing (a) what you can find that might correspond to
>"bar" and (b) whether something got omitted. I should say
>that I just tried doing that on Perseus, but the search engine
>failed to find either Corinth or Peloponessos, in either English
>or Greek, in their texts of the Lives, so I came up empty
>handed. But I had no idea where in the Life of Julius Caesar
>the passage occurs and so had to search the entire Lives;
>you have a clearer idea of exactly where to look and might
>have better luck.
I've roughly transliterated the relevant Greek passage (p 578) from vol. 7 of
Perrin's bilingual Greek-English (1928 reprint of 1919) Loeb edition of
PLUTARCH'S LIVES, and below that her English translation (p 579):
"Dia mesou de tis strateias ton te Korinththion 'Isthmon epexeirei
"During this expedition, moreover, he intended to dig through the isthmus of
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