COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TRANSLATIONS OF THE SEVENTH BOOK OF PLATO’S “ ” WITH THE ORIGINAL TEXT. POLYVARIATIVITY OF FORM AND MEANING

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https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2020.04.050

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Plato, Political system, the myth of the cave, enlightenment, translation

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An appealing to original texts, a comparing linguistic variations in the forms of their offsprings (translations), a research of processes of branching of meanings, a reconstruction of the first-sense of texts, and especially those that were created centuries ago in ancient languages, that is enabling to improve translation or understanding of the history of the mentality of native and modern na- tive speakers — will always be relevant for any philological, linguistic and philosophical studies.

This article is an attempt to analyze and show how different the form and meaning of the same text can be in different languages and what can be common between different translations. For the first time, the comparison of the original fragments of Plato’s “The Republic” in Ancient Greek with their translations into Japanese and Korean translations has been done. Also, some fragments of Lithuanian, Latin, Latin and English translations are included.

For the analysis, I propose the following two fragments of the text of the seventh book, namely the replica numbered 514a-514b of the dialogue of Socrates with Glaucon and the rep- lica numbered 517b-517c. After all, in my opinion, there is the greatest concentration of philo- sophical terms associated with the myth of the cave, which interests me.

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Mykyta Samsonenko

translator, Kyiv

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2020-11-04

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Samsonenko, M. (2020). COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TRANSLATIONS OF THE SEVENTH BOOK OF PLATO’S “ ” WITH THE ORIGINAL TEXT. POLYVARIATIVITY OF FORM AND MEANING. Filosofska Dumka, (4), 50–59. https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2020.04.050

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