Ancient Literary Criticism

Paperback | May 12, 2006

EditorAndrew Laird

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The volume makes widely available some important scholarship on the canonical texts of ancient rhetoric and poetics. Whilst there are numerous studies of general trends in classical criticism, this collection offers direct discussions of primary sources, which provide a useful companion to theRussell and Winterbottom anthology, Ancient Literary Criticism. The volume contains a chronology, suggestions for further reading, a new translation of Bernays' 1857 essay on katharsis, and an important introductory chapter addressing the tension in ancient literary criticism between its place inthe classical tradition and its role in contemporary endeavours to reconstruct ancient culture.

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The volume makes widely available some important scholarship on the canonical texts of ancient rhetoric and poetics. Whilst there are numerous studies of general trends in classical criticism, this collection offers direct discussions of primary sources, which provide a useful companion to theRussell and Winterbottom anthology, Ancient...

Andrew Laird is Reader in Classical Literature, Warwick University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.09 inPublished:May 12, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Andrew Laird: The value of ancient literary criticism2. Penelope Murray: Poetic inspiration in early Greece3. N. J. Richardson: Homeric professors in the age of the sophists4. Elizabeth Belfiore: A theory of imitation in Plato's `Republic'5. Stephen Halliwell: Plato and Aristotle on the denial of tragedy6. A. M. Dale: Ethos and dianoia: `character' and `thought' in Aristotle's Poetics7. Jacob Bernays: Aristotle on the effect of tragedy8. N. J. Richardson: Literary criticism in the exegetical scholia to the Iliad: a sketch9. A. A. Long: Stoic readings of Homer10. Elizabeth Asmis: Epicurean poetics11. D. A. Russell: Rhetoric and criticism12. D. M. Schenkeveld: Theories of evaluation in the rhetorical works of Dionysius of Halicarnassus13. Doreen C. Innes: Longinus: structure and unity14. D. M. Schenkveld: The structure of Plutarch's `De audiendis poetis'15. D. A. Russell: Ars poetica16. Bruce Gibson: Ovid on reading: reading Ovid. reception in Ovid `Tristia' II17. T. J. Luce: Reading and response in the `Dialogues'18. Don Fowler: The Virgil commentary of Servius19. Thomas G. Rosenmeyer: Ancient literary genres - a mirage?20. Denis Feeney: Criticism ancient and modern