Hobbes's Translations of Homer and Anticlericalism

March 2001
Seventeenth Century;Spring2001, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p147
Academic Journal
Argues against the claims of Paul Davis of anticlerical motives behind the translation of Homer's `Iliad' and `Odyssey' by Thomas Hobbes. Reason of Hobbes for translating the texts; Problems of the claims of Davis; Criticism against the kind of language used by Hobbes in his translation; Analysis of the passages in the texts which are considered anticlerical in tone.


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