Classical Literary Criticism by Penelope Murray
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Classical Literary Criticism
By Penelope Murray

Classical Literary Criticism

Plato: Ion; Republic 2-3, 1; Aristotle: Poetics; Horace: The Art of Poetry; Longinus: On the Sublime

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Classical Literary Criticism by Penelope Murray

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140446517
ISBN-10: 0140446516
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Penelope Murray

Plato (c.427-347BC) - philosopher whose thinking has shaped Western intellectual tradition. Aristotle (384-322BC) - influential and prolific author of the Ethics and the Politics. Horace (c.65-8BC) - a Latin lyric poet and satirist. Longinus - an unknown Greek author writing mid 1AD T. S. Dorsch was Professor of English at the University of Durham. He died in 1991. Penelope Murray is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Warwick.

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