Two questions: can translations be biased? and are ancient texts reliable? — Roger Pearse


I’ve had some correspondence in the last few days, posing a couple of interesting questions which are actually quite hard to answer definitively. But I thought that I would mention both, and give some thoughts about them. The first asked about bias in translations of ancient texts. It’s an interesting question. Can you actually do…

via Two questions: can translations be biased? and are ancient texts reliable? — Roger Pearse

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