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exigency
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

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Definition
a pressing or urgent situation
  • In the preface to my translation of the "Iliad" I have given my views as to the main principles by which a translator should be guided, and need not repeat them here, beyond pointing out that the initial liberty of translating poetry into prose involves the continual taking of more or less liberty throughout the translation; for much that is right in poetry is wrong in prose, and the exigencies of readable prose are the first things to be considered in a prose translation.
    Prefaces (21% in)

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