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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0656  Tuesday, 18 November 2008

From:        Joseph Egert <
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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 
diaskaptein, [...]"

   "During this expedition, moreover, he intended to dig through the isthmus of 
Corinth, [...]"

Unsparingly,
Joe Egert

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