Missing the point

Missing the point

I. Soheil Muhsin Afnan (1958: 19), a grandson of “The Master” and first translator of Aristotle’s Poetics directly from the Greek to Farsi, on the Middle Age Arabic translators* and puzzlers of classical Greek works:

The list of their translations is enumerated in three Arabic source-books1 of great value. And their careful collation of different copies of the text, their faithfulness to the original, and their painstaking effort to find suitable equivalents have won the admiration of modern scholars.  … ⇒