Famed poet-philosopher and Greek-Latin translator, Cicero, once said that a translator’s work is akin to artistry – the translated word’s value being infinitely more than the coins paid to the translator. His words have rung true over time – from the translation of the Bible from Hebrew to Greek in the 3rd century BC, to the translation by Kumarajiva of Buddhist texts from Sanskrit to Chinese, two monumental works that revolutionized religion.
Today, the translator is relatively invisible, even though it is his skills that extend the reach of the written word. This infographic highlights the transformational history of translations.
The History of Translations:
Infographic by – Day Translations