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Cicero's Laelius de Amicitia

A Persian rendition of a treatise on friendship by the Roman statesman and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is to be published by Phoenix. The translation is done by Behnam Akbari.
IBNA: In an interview with IBNA, Akbari said he is intrinsically interested in the concept of friendship and said this was his drive translation of the book into Persian.

He explained that the book enjoys a very smooth flow of words which attracts readers to the text so much that they would not put the book down until its final page.

Akbari added that the treatise contains the philosophical views of booth Plato and Aristotle at the same time.

"So far many treatises by thinkers of the world have been released on the matter of friendship," he added.

Akbari went on to say that the treatise is arranged to look like a conversation, like the ones provided by Plato.

De Amicitia is written in a poetic manner and is mostly referred to as a fluent Latin sourcebook.

He stressed that even the English version of the book is very fluent for reader and that he had done his best to keep the flow of the words as smooth as possible in the Persian rendition as well.

lexicography

Perhaps the simplest explanation of lexicography is that it is a scholarly discipline that involves compiling, writing, or editing dictionaries. Lexicography is widely considered an independent scholarly discipline, though it is a subfield within linguistics.

Many consider lexicography to be divided into two related areas. The act of writing, or editing dictionaries is known as Practical Lexicography. The analysis or description of the vocabulary of a particular language, and the meaning that links certain words to others in a dictionary, is known as Theoretical Lexicography. Theoretical Lexicography is particularly concerned with developing theories regarding the structural and semantic relationships among words in the dictionary. Since it involves theoretical analysis of the lexicon, Theoretical Lexicography is also known as Metalexicography.

In order to better understand lexicography, it may help to know what a lexicon is. Lexicon is a term used in linguistics to indicate the archive of lexemes. Lexemes are abstract, minimal units in a language that link related forms of a word together. For example, the words fly, flight, flew, flying, and so on, are all morphologic variations of the lexeme fly. Fly is the lexeme because it is the base from which these word variations arise. -- Read More

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