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Title: Tyrannicide
Original Title: Tyrannicide
Volume and Page: Vol. 16 (1765), p. 785
Author: Louis, chevalier de Jaucourt (biography)
Translator: Thomas Zemanek [University of Michigan, tzemanek@umich.edu]
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Citation (MLA): Jaucourt, Louis, chevalier de. "Tyrannicide." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Thomas Zemanek. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2009. Web. [fill in today's date in the form 18 Apr. 2009 and remove square brackets]. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0001.682>. Trans. of "Tyrannicide," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 16. Paris, 1765.
Citation (Chicago): Jaucourt, Louis, chevalier de. "Tyrannicide." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Thomas Zemanek. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0001.682 (accessed [fill in today's date in the form April 18, 2009 and remove square brackets]). Originally published as "Tyrannicide," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, 16:785 (Paris, 1765).

TYRANNICIDE, tyrannicida, when used by Latin authors, denoted the murder of a tyrant. Monsieur d’Ablancourt recounted the first tyrannicide in his lovely translation of Lucian, he should be well received by all of those with any taste. [1]

1. Nicolas Perrot d’Ablancourt (1606-1664) was a French translator. “His translations were the first to be graced with the epithet ‘belles infidèles’ (beautiful but unfaithful).” André Lefevere, Translation — History, Culture: A Sourcebook: Translation Studies, illustrated. (Routledge, 1992), 35, http://books.google.com/books?id=FIwOAAAAQAAJ (accessed October 17, 2009).