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Russian translation: Время пророчеств

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03:46 Feb 5, 2001
English to Russian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: a time of divination
Quote. The first dozen years after the second of the modern wars were indeed "a time of divination" as one religious writer unctuously described them. Not a day passed but that some omen or potent was marked by an anxious race, suspecting war. Unquote.
Any idea who is that religious writer? Many thanks.
Dimo
Russian translation:Время пророчеств
Explanation:
Первые десяток с лишним лет после второй из войн нашего времени поистине были "временем пророчеств", по высокопарному определению одного религиозного писателя. Не один день прошел с тех пор, но то же ощущение некоего предзнаменования, чего-то неотвратимого, предвещающего войну, вновь было отмечено встревоженным человечеством.
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na +2Время пророчеств
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na +2Время пророчеств
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54 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Время пророчеств


Explanation:
Первые десяток с лишним лет после второй из войн нашего времени поистине были "временем пророчеств", по высокопарному определению одного религиозного писателя. Не один день прошел с тех пор, но то же ощущение некоего предзнаменования, чего-то неотвратимого, предвещающего войну, вновь было отмечено встревоженным человечеством.

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57 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Время пророчеств


Explanation:
Первые десяток с лишним лет после второй из войн нашего времени поистине были "временем пророчеств", по высокопарному определению одного религиозного писателя. Не один день прошел с тех пор, но то же ощущение некоего предзнаменования, чего-то неотвратимого, предвещающего войну, вновь было отмечено встревоженным человечеством.

ruslabinc
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21 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
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Explanation:
Hi, Turon,
Please look over some people "engaged into this topic":

.... In this sense, the word "essay" would hardly fit the didactic tone of Aristotle's Rhetoric or his Metaphysics. There were, however, ancient masters of an early form of the essay, such as Cicero discoursing on the pleasantness of old age or on the art of "divination"; Seneca, on anger or clemency; and Plutarch, more superficially and casually, on the passing of oracles. The relentless desire to analyze one's own contradictions, especially among Christians, who, like Saint Paul, were aware of their duality and of "doing the evil which they would not," also contributed to the emergence of the essay. But Christian writing tended to be highly didactic, as may be seen in the work of Saint Augustine of the 5th century, or of the 12th-century theologian Ab?lard, or even in the Latin writings on "the
solitary life" or on "the scorn of the world" by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch. Not until the Renaissance, with its increasing
assertion of the self, was the flexible and deliberately nonchalant and versatile form of the essay perfected by M o n t a i g n e. ....

One additional name which readily appears is of course NOSTRADAMUS.

Anyhow, try to search combination time+divination+writer (or author) in lycos, etc.

Tagir.




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