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Imtheachta Aeniasa: Virgil’s “Aeneid” in Medieval Ireland

The project of the Irish translator of the Aeneid was strikingly different from that of a modern translator, of Virgil or of any other author: Whereas the modern translator will strive to convey in a different language both the substance and the form of his source (although there are always problems with metrical texts), the medieval translator, particularly of secular narratives, was primarily interested in ‘acceptability (to the recipients) rather than adequacy (to the original)’ .