A Translation without the Original

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<a href="/sr/translator/kevin-rainbow" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1454922">Kevin Rainbow</a>
Датум придружења: 03.05.2020
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Hello.
I noticed this post is already a translation into English:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/theocritus-sorceress-lyrics.html#comment-...
Shouldn't the original Greek be included? If I post my translation should I post it as a "new song" separately?

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<a href="/sr/translator/bluebird" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1483017">BlueBird</a>
Датум придружења: 27.12.2020

Actually, we have a whole collection of translations without originals here, 48 items and counting!

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<a href="/sr/translator/alma-barroca" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1110108">Alma Barroca</a>
Датум придружења: 05.04.2012

Classic poets/poems are always a nuisance, we honestly don't have any guideline for those. I think, though, that we allow official translations to be posted as lyrics to their page(s). Of course, we still need the original in Greek.

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<a href="/sr/translator/kevin-rainbow" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1454922">Kevin Rainbow</a>
Датум придружења: 03.05.2020

"Of course, we still need the original in Greek."

In this case the English translation is treated as if it is the original and "English" is listed as Theocritus' language.

"Theocritus

Country: Greece
Languages: English"

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/theocritus-lyrics.html

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<a href="/sr/translator/maluca" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1206376">maluca</a>
Датум придружења: 30.04.2014

If someone can provide the original it can be exchanged with the English version and the English version added as translation.

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<a href="/sr/translator/kevin-rainbow" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1454922">Kevin Rainbow</a>
Датум придружења: 03.05.2020

Theocritus' Pharmaceutria ("Sorceress" aka Idyll II).
http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/theocritus/thcrts2.htm

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<a href="/sr/translator/maluca" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1206376">maluca</a>
Датум придружења: 30.04.2014

It seems to be longer than the English version. I left the link in a comment for now. Do you know Ancient Greek?

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<a href="/sr/translator/kevin-rainbow" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1454922">Kevin Rainbow</a>
Датум придружења: 03.05.2020

I studied Attic Greek and Homeric Greek and Theocritus (doric Greek, I believe) years ago, and translated a few things, including Theocritus Idyll 1 (Thyrsis' Song) and lines 1-27 of Idyll 2 (Sorceress). Unfortunately my knowledge of it now is pretty weak.

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<a href="/sr/translator/l%C3%ADadan" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1109697">líadan</a>
Датум придружења: 31.03.2012
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<a href="/sr/translator/kevin-rainbow" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1454922">Kevin Rainbow</a>
Датум придружења: 03.05.2020

It looks like the translation posted at LT is fragments from C.S Calverly's translation, but with a few changes (e.g "I'll charm him now - with witcheries potent." instead of "I'll charm him with charms")

https://books.google.ca/books?id=2VaqDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA226&lpg=PA226&dq=Wher...