Plutarch: How to Study Poetry (De audiendis poetis) by PlutarchPlutarch: How to Study Poetry (De audiendis poetis) by Plutarch

Plutarch: How to Study Poetry (De audiendis poetis)

byPlutarchEditorRichard Hunter, Donald Russell

Paperback | August 15, 2011

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Plutarch's essay 'How to Study Poetry' offers a set of reading practices intended to remove the potential damage that poetry can do to the moral health of young readers. It opens a window on to a world of ancient education and scholarship which can seem rather alien to those brought up in the highly sophisticated world of modern literary theory and criticism. The full Introduction and Commentary, by two of the world's leading scholars in the field, trace the origins and intellectual affiliations of Plutarch's method and fully illustrate the background to each of his examples. As such this book may serve as an introduction to the whole subject of ancient reading practices and literary criticism. The Commentary also pays particular attention to grammar, syntax and style, and sets this essay within the context of Plutarch's thought and writing more generally.
PLUTARCH. c.46--c.125 Considered by many the most important Greek writer of the early Roman period, Plutarch was a member of a well-to-do Greek family, a chief magistrate, a priest at Delphi, and an exceptionally well-read individual. His philosophical views were based on those of Plato (see Vol. 4) and, although a Greek, he esteemed t...
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Title:Plutarch: How to Study Poetry (De audiendis poetis)Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521173604

ISBN - 13:9780521173605

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Text; Commentary; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages discussed.