Monthly Archives: July 2015

Interpreting the Interpreter’s Poem

A new piece on The Petrified Muse discusses an ‘interpreter‘ in a Roman verse inscription from Carthage.  Callistratus, the author, is an ‘interpreter’ in the sense that he engages in word-play.  Not an interpreter between foreign languages, alas for us, but nevertheless a nice opportunity to think about languages and literary culture in the North African provinces of the Roman Empire.

(Thanks to Prof. Peter Kruschwitz of the University of Reading for the link.)