Publication details [#10424]

Hermann, Alfred. 2002. Interpreting in Antiquity. In Pöchhacker, Franz and Miriam Shlesinger. The Interpreting Studies reader. London: Routledge. pp. 15–22.
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Translated by Ruth Morris


In this chapter, the author gives a historical overview of the interpreting profession. He starts his historical journey in ancient Egypt, passes on to Greece and Rome, and travels on to the Christian late classical period. He discusses the origin of the profession and highlights some aspects typical of a certain period.
Source : K. Foelen