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Syriac as a Crossroads of Cultures: The Role of Translations

When Feb 08, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Room 7
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Contact Phone 01223 765087
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Aradin Charitable Trust Winter Lecture, 2017

Given by: Dr Sebastian Brock, emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies, University of Oxford

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From the time of the earliest translation of the Gospels into Syriac, right up to the present day, translation into, and out of, Syriac has played a very important role in the history of the transmission of certain ancient texts to the modern world. The talk will consider a selection of specific cases.

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