Translating: the art of interpreting ancient texts

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Saint Jerome in his Study (1480), Ognissanti church, Florence.

During the fifteenth century, and notably in Italy, the art of translating was profoundly changed by Humanists as well as by a better knowledge of the Greek language and Greek texts. Practices changed and multiplied, while an increasingly intense theoretical reflection emerged regarding the very phenomenon of translation.