Classical Literary Criticism
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Classical Literary Criticism by D. A. Russell
Book DescriptionThis 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. Based on the highly praised Ancient Literary Criticism (OUP, 1972), it contains a new introduction and explanatory notes, and will be of enormous value to students both of Latin and Greek and of literary criticism and theory. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199549818
(198mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. A. Russell
Greek Declamation, Paperback (September 2009)
This book sets the practice of declamation in its historical context and discusses the declaimers' public performances and use of classical literature and history.
Plutarch, Paperback (December 2001)
Plutarch's "Lives" and "Morals", written around 100 AD, provided portraits of the major figures of his day. This text shows Plutarch in his historical context as a scholar of the past, philospher and moralist. The "Lives" are then discussed with specific examples in more detail.
Orator's Education, Hardback (November 2001)
A new edition of The Orator's Education.
Criticism in Antiquity, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by D. A. Russell
Classical literature contains a good deal of scattered literary theory. This book attempts to analyze the main themes against their historical background. It discusses ancient beliefs and theories relating to inspiration, the poet's message, the rhetorical approach and other areas.
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Author Biography - D. A. Russell
D. A. Russell is Professor of Classical Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St John's College, Oxford and M. Winterbottom is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
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