Criticism in Antiquity by D. A. Russell

By D. A. Russell

The is still of classical literature include a great deal of scattered literary conception, even if tricky it can be to divine a constant view one of the conflicting pursuits of students, moralists and academics of rhetoric. This e-book makes an attempt to investigate the most topics opposed to their historic historical past. It discusses historical ideals and theories with regards to idea, the poet's message, imitation, the rhetorical method of literature, type of literary genres and the traditional feel of literary heritage. Aristotle, the Alexandrians, Longinus, Horace and different old critics have outlined and motivated a severe terminology and approach for later generations of writers and critics. This variation should still end up precious to scholars of recent literary feedback and scholars of Greek and Latin.

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Criticism in Antiquity

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Classic account of the develop_ ment of ancient scholarship, U reasonably suggests that Calli_ machus owed the expression of hi. literary id eal - the delicacy and li"'tis of the Alexandrians - precisely 10 Aristophancs' formulation of the qualities of Euripides. If this is true, il is an inSlanCe of a habit we can dete<:1 even in Plato: the habit of taking Old Comedy too seriously, either a. a historical source or as a quarry for ideas. s as 'a drama full of the God of War' comes from th e famous orator and teacher Corgia!

Di rect influence is less cenain. :ion;4J but what sL holarly mClhods and approaches he, or anyone else, brought from the Lyceum to the new celHre of learning in Egypt, mmt remain mailer lur conjectu re. 1 . ,. i . 79-114: 1I,';"w" 66 If. mbrid~~, 31 ~ If. ' T his is entirely consistent with his view of the predominance of plot over the other elements of a play. It is also, like his preferen<:;e for .... ritlen o\"er ~ I)Oken oratory/ cha ractcristic of h is age. I n the H ellenist ie. < in Ihe fifth or early fourth CCnlury.

O,lf. n' rh,·'orie. f) . lanh ..... J... : common lcrm~ of ~ty lis ti .. " Caricature gives at any nut'" a son of undenaanding. ~ ions , and highl y wrought (if hasty ) literary compositions. Th ey are among uur main sour<:es for many rhe torical and critical themes. c. - is also Ihe longest and fullest.

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