Thomas Wilson’s demosthenes and the politics of tudor translation

  title={Thomas Wilson’s demosthenes and the politics of tudor translation},
  author={Alastair J. L. Blanshard and Tracey A. Sowerby},
  journal={International Journal of the Classical Tradition},
In 1570, Thomas Wilson translated Demosthenes' Olynthiacs and Philippics during a period of considerable tension in Anglo-Spanish relations. What appears at first sight to be a work of classical humanism was simultaneously a hard-hitting piece of anti-Spanish propaganda and a critique of Elizabethan foreign policy. By controlling the typography of the translation and adding polemical marginalia and other peripheral material, Wilson masterfully directed his readers’ interpretation of the text… Expand
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