Asked • 03/29/19

Translating Italian prepositions in poetry?

In terms of vocabulary, may the word 'per', as in canto 1 of the Inferno, be translated into the English phrase 'by means of'?Here's the excerpt in question:> Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita.

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