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.

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.

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.

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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A History of Literary Criticism and Theory

From Plato to the Present

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Author: M. A. R. Habib

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 848

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This comprehensive guide to the history of literary criticism from antiquity to the present day provides an authoritative overview of the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, as well as surveying their cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts. Supplies the cultural, historical and philosophical background to the literary criticism of each era Enables students to see the development of literary criticism in context Organised chronologically, from classical literary criticism through to deconstruction Considers a wide range of thinkers and events from the French Revolution to Freud’s views on civilization Can be used alongside any anthology of literary criticism or as a coherent stand-alone introduction

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.

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.

Literary Criticism in Antiquity

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Author: J. W. H. Atkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107434637

Category: History

Page: 212

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Originally published in 1934, this book contains the first volume of Atkins' 'sketch' of the development of ancient literary criticism. Atkins begins his history with a look at the styles of literary criticism prevalent in ancient Greece, and includes the responses of figures such as Aristophanes, Plato and Callimachus to changes in the literature of their day. This work is aimed primarily at those with little to no classical background, and will be of value to anyone with an interest in literary criticism.

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.

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.

Beginnings in Classical Literature

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Author: Francis M. Dunn,Thomas Cole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521413192

Category: History

Page: 245

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This volume explores the various ways in which literary works begin, with essays on nearly all the major genres of Greek and Latin literature (including epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, philosophy, and biography). This collection offers an important perspective by bringing together a variety of authors and a broad range of approaches, from formal analysis of opening devices to post-structural interpretation.

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.

Critical Moments in Classical Literature

Studies in the Ancient View of Literature and its Uses

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Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139488791

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Through a series of innovative critical readings Richard Hunter builds a picture of how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society. He pays particular attention to the interplay of criticism and creativity by not treating criticism in isolation from the works which the critics discussed. Attention is given both to the development of a history of criticism, as far as our sources allow, and to the constant recurrence of similar themes across the centuries. At the head of the book stands the contest of Aeschylus and Euripides in Aristophanes' Frogs which foreshadows more of the subsequent critical tradition than is often realised. Other chapters are devoted to ancient reflection on Greek and Roman comedy, to the Augustan critic Dionysius of Halicarnassus, to 'Longinus', On the Sublime, and to Plutarch. All Greek and Latin is translated.

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism

Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of World Authors from Classical Antiquity Through the Fourteenth Century, from the First Appraisals to Current Evaluations

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Author: Jelena O. Krstovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810323506

Category: Arabian nights

Page: 508

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Presents literary criticism on the works of classical and medieval philosophers, poets, playwrights, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians, and writers from other genres. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.

The Origins of Criticism

Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece

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Author: Andrew Ford

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400825067

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew Ford offers a new understanding of the development of criticism, demonstrating that its roots stretch back long before the sophists to public commentary on the performance of songs and poems in the preliterary era of ancient Greece. He pinpoints when and how, later in the Greek tradition than is usually assumed, poetry was studied as a discipline with its own principles and methods. The Origins of Criticism complements the usual, history-of-ideas approach to the topic precisely by treating criticism as a social as well as a theoretical activity. With unprecedented and penetrating detail, Ford considers varying scholarly interpretations of the key texts discussed. Examining Greek discussions of poetry from the late sixth century B.C. through the rise of poetics in the late fourth, he asks when we first can recognize anything like the modern notions of literature as imaginative writing and of literary criticism as a special knowledge of such writing. Serving as a monumental preface to Aristotle's Poetics, this book allows readers to discern the emergence, within the manifold activities that might be called criticism, of the historically specific discourse on poetry that has shaped subsequent Western approaches to literature.

Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present

An Introduction

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Author: M. A. R. Habib

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present provides a concise and authoritative overview of the development of Western literary criticism and theory from the Classical period to the present day An indispensable and intellectually stimulating introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory Introduces the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism Provides historical context and shows the interconnections between various theories An ideal text for all students of literature and criticism

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.