Translation Techniques in Armenian and Syriac
Theo Maarten van Lint, Leiden University
Douwe Runia, Leiden University
Manea-Erna Shirinian, Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran)
Michael Stone, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Coordinator
Jos Weitenberg, Leiden University, Coordinator
Jan-Wim Wesselius, University of Amsterdam
The theme group "Translation Techniques in Armenian and Syriac" will study the translation of a number of texts in Oriental languages, concentrating on the De Natura (in Armenian) and on the Physiologus, which is extant in a range of Oriental and Western languages, as well as in Armenian. The investigation of these works, will serve to clarify certain general questions relating to translation methods and techniques in late antiquity and the early-medieval period in the East.
A second goal is to prepare an exemplary electronic text edition of the De Natura.