Classical Literary Criticism

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The works collected in this volume have profoundly shaped the history of criticism in the Western world: they created much of the terminology still in use today and formulated enduring questions about the nature and function of literature. In Ion, Plato examines the god-like power of poets to evoke feelings such as pleasure or fear, yet he went on to attack this manipulation of emotions and banished poets from his ideal Republic. Aristotle defends the value of art in his Poetics, and his analysis of tragedy has influenced generations of critics from the Renaissance onwards. In the Art of Poetry, Horace promotes a style of poetic craftsmanship rooted in wisdom, ethical insight and decorum, while Longinus' On the Sublime explores the nature of inspiration in poetry and prose.

Classical Literary Criticism

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Author: Donald Andrew Russell,Michael Winterbottom

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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European literary criticism was pioneered in the ancient world, and this edition provides the principal Greek and Latin texts in translation, giving the reader a fair and intelligible view of ancient literary criticism and its development. Each passage is supplemented by a brief contextual introduction and a lucid general introduction provides an overview of classical thought on tragedy, comedy, poetry, and epic, as well as of the ideas of mimesis, the moral effect of poetry, emotion, and rhetoric.

Classical Literary Criticism

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Author: Penelope Murray,T. Dorsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140446516

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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The works collected in this volume have profoundly shaped the history of criticism in the Western world: they created much of the terminology still in use today and formulated enduring questions about the nature and function of literature. In Ion, Plato examines the god-like power of poets to evoke feelings such as pleasure or fear, yet he went on to attack this manipulation of emotions and banished poets from his ideal Republic. Aristotle defends the value of art in his Poetics, and his analysis of tragedy has influenced generations of critics from the Renaissance onwards. In the Art of Poetry, Horace promotes a style of poetic craftsmanship rooted in wisdom, ethical insight and decorum, while Longinus' On the Sublime explores the nature of inspiration in poetry and prose.

Classical Literary Criticism

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Author: D. A. Russell,Michael Winterbottom

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199549818

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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This excellent and accessible work includes many major texts in translation: Aristotle's Poetics, Longinus' On Sublimity, Horace's Art of Poetry, Tacitus' Dialogues, and extracts from Plato and Plutarch.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 1, Classical Criticism

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Author: George A. Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Surveying the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece and proceeding to the writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic and Roman authors, this volume is not only for classicists but for those with no Greek or Latin who are interested in the origins of literary history, theory, and criticism.

Classical Literary Criticism

On the art of poetry. On the art of poetry / Horace. On the sublime / Longinus / translated with an introduction by T.S. Dorsch

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Author: T. S. Dorsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140441550

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Classical literary criticism

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Author: T. S. Dorsch,Aristotle,Horace,Longinus

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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Modern Critical Theory and Classical Literature

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Author: Irene J. F. De Jong,J. John Patrick Sullivan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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In recent decades the study of literature in Europe and the Americas has been profoundly influenced by modern critical theory in its various forms, whether Structuralism or Deconstructionism, Hermeneutics, Reader-Response Theory or Rezeptionsasthetik, Semiotics or Narratology, Marxist, feminist, neo-historical, psychoanalytical or other perspectives. Whilst the value and validity of such approaches to literature is still a matter of some dispute, not least among classical scholars, they have had a substantial impact on the study both of classical literatures and of the mentalite of Greece and Rome. In an attempt to clarify issues in the debate, the eleven contributors to this volume were asked to produce a representative collection of essays to illustrate the applicability of some of the new approaches to Greek and Latin authors or literary forms and problems. The scope of the volume was deliberately limited to literary investigation, broadly construed, of Greek and Roman authors. Broader areas of the history and culture of the ancient world impinge in the essays, but are not their central focus. The volume also contains a separate bibliography, offering for the first time a complete bibliography of classical studies which incorporate modern critical theory.

The Classic

Literary Images of Permanence and Change

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Author: Frank Kermode

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674133983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 141

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Attempts to determine the criteria for classical literature through an analysis of the social and intellectual importance of great works of the past.

Texts, Ideas, and the Classics

Scholarship, Theory, and Classical Literature

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Author: S. J. Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199247462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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This collection of essays by leading scholars argues that, in the contemporary context of the study and interpretation of classical literature at universities, traditional classical scholarship and modern theoretical ideas need to work with each other in the common task of the interpretation of texts, in order to ensure the survival and relevance of the study of classical literature in the twenty-first century.

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction

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Author: Thomas Schmitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470691530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This book provides students and scholars of classical literature with a practical guide to modern literary theory and criticism. Using a clear and concise approach, it navigates readers through various theoretical approaches, including Russian Formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, gender studies, and New Historicism. Applies theoretical approaches to examples from ancient literature Extensive bibliographies and index make it a valuable resource for scholars in the field

A History of German Literary Criticism, 1730-1980

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Author: Peter Uwe Hohendahl,Klaus L. Berghahn

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803223400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 479

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First published in Germany in 1985, Geschichte der deutschen Literaturkritik was quickly recognized as the most original and comprehensive study to date of a proud critical tradition including such giants as Lessing, Goethe, and Heine. Now translated into English, it will serve as a model for a new approach to literary history in America and elsewhere, one emphasizing the connections of criticism with other public discourse. The editor, Peter Uwe Hohendahl, has provided an introduction and a chapter, "Literary Criticism in the Epoch of Liberalism,"translated by Jeffrey S. Librett. Filling in the history of German criticism from the Enlightenment to the present are Klaus L. Berghahn of the University of Wisconsin, "From Classicist to Classical Literary Criticism, 1730-1806," translated by John R. Blazek; Jochen Schulte-Sasse, University of Minnesota, "The Concept of Literary Criticism in Romanticism"; Russell A. Berman, Stanford University, "Literary Criticism from Empire to Dictatorship, 1870-1933,"; translated by Simon Srebrny; and Bernhard Zimmerman, University of T_bingen, "Developments in German Literary Criticism from 1933 to the Present," translated by Franz Blaha.

Ancient Literary Criticism

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Author: Andrew Laird

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199258651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 491

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The literary criticism of classical Greece and Rome has had an extensive influence on modern thought. The important ancient critics discussed in this book include Plato, Aristotle and Horace. This volume has a helpful introduction, chronology and suggestions for further reading. It will appeal to any readers with interests in literature, criticism or aesthetics. All Latin and Greek quotations are translated.

Classical Literature

A Very Short Introduction

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Author: William Allan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199665451

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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William Allan's Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively guide to the major authors, genres, and periods of classical literature. Drawing upon a wealth of material, he reveals just what makes the 'classics' such masterpieces and why they continue to influence and fascinate today.

Classical Literary Careers and their Reception

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Author: Philip Hardie,Helen Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139493019

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is a wide-ranging collection of essays on ancient Roman literary careers and their reception in later European literature, with contributions by leading experts. Starting from the three major Roman models for constructing a literary career - Virgil (the rota Vergiliana), Horace and Ovid - the volume then looks at alternative and counter-models in antiquity: Propertius, Juvenal, Cicero and Pliny. A range of post-antique responses to the ancient patterns is examined, from Dante to Wordsworth, and including Petrarch, Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Dryden and Goethe. These chapters pose the question of the continuing relevance of ancient career models as ideas of authorship change over the centuries, leading to varying engagements and disengagements with classical literary careers. The volume also considers other ways of concluding or extending a literary career, such as bookburning and figurative metempsychosis.

Classical Literature

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Author: Richard Jenkyns

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141977361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Any list of the six greatest European poets would include Virgil, Aeschylus and Homer. A recent history of philosophy named Aristotle and Plato as two of the world's four greatest philosophers. The greatest historian of all is likely to be Thucydides. Why was Ancient Greek and Roman literature so great? Sweeping across a thousand years, acclaimed professor Richard Jenkyns provides a lucid and lively introduction to the foundation of all Western literature. As Jenkyns shows us, the Greeks were masters of invention - they pioneered nearly all the major literary forms, including epic poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history. The Romans, like us, already felt in the shadow of Greek literature, and, as Jenkyn puts it, they first invented imitation. In short, engaging chapters, Jenkyns illuminates the most enduring and influential works of the classical world, from the Homeric epics to the golden age of Latin poetry, and explores their unparalleled and continuing influence on Western literature.