Related to metaphrast: poeticising


One who renders a text into a different form, as by recasting prose in verse.

[Medieval Greek metaphrastēs, from Greek metaphrazein, to translate; see metaphrase.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who metaphrases, esp one who changes the form of a text, as by rendering verse into prose
[C17: from Medieval Greek metaphrastēs translator]
ˌmetaˈphrastic, ˌmetaˈphrastical adj
ˌmetaˈphrastically adv
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Both readings occur in manuscripts earlier than the late tenth century, when Symeon the Metaphrast incorporated the Life into his collection: some witnesses also have [Greek Text Omitted] in place of [Greek Text Omitted].
It seems best, then, to revert to the text of the Metaphrast and to read [Greek Text Omitted].
And as we hesitate, thinking about all the writings we know that survey this terrain (Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, Frankenstein, The Color Purple), allow me to distract you with a bit of show and tell - a portrait of the Argentine metaphrast Jorge Luis Borges.