Ancient Literary Criticism
Edited by Andrew Laird
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Ancient Literary Criticism by Andrew Laird
Book DescriptionThe 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 the Russell 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 in the classical tradition and its role in contemporary endeavours to reconstruct ancient culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199258659
(224mm x 146mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Whilst there are numerous studies of general trends in classical criticism, this collection offers discussions of primary sources, which provide a useful companion to the anthology, "Ancient Literary Criticism". It contains a chronology, suggestions for further reading, and a translation of Bernays' 1857 essay on katharsis.
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Author Biography - Andrew Laird
Andrew Laird is Reader in Classical Literature, Warwick University.
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