Ancient Literary Criticism: The Principal Texts in New by D. A. Russell, M. Winterbottom

By D. A. Russell, M. Winterbottom

Historical literary feedback has continuously been a very inaccessible topic for the non-specialist scholar. This version offers for the 1st time the primary texts in translation, giving the reader a whole view of historic literary feedback and its improvement. as well as recognized texts similar to Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's paintings of Poetry, and Longinus's On Sublimity, the publication contains entire models of Aristotle's Rhetoric ebook III, Demetrius's On sort, and Tacitus's discussion on Orators. it really is shorter passages variety from Homer to Hermogenes of Tarsus, as well as decisions from Plato, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Cicero, the 2 Senecas, and Quintilian.

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010. Lord help me, I'm in a torment of indecision! One's given a clever, one a lucid answer. But state your views once more, you two, and tell us what means of saving the country you envisage. EUR. Suppose Kle6kritos were given the featherweight Kinesias for wings and blown to seaDIO. That sight would be a laugh, but what's the idea? EUR. Suppose a sea-fight and the pair with flasks 1440 of vinegar, showering it into our enemies' eyes! 1441 DIO. Well done, my Palamedes, a born genius you! 145 1 I Your own thought was it?

For Sthenoboia (or Anteia) and Bellerophon see Iliad 6. Z ARISTOPHANES, FROGS 23 not in one of my plays could you find anywhere any lovelorn woman presented. EDR. God knows, Aphrodite can hardly have made any mark upon you! AES. Never may she! What a burden she was, what a cumbersome weight, when she lighted on you and your household! And she tumbled your own very self to the ground. DID. That's a fact, god's truth, very much so! Those plays, written round other folk and their wives, struck painfully back at their author!

I From the lost Myrmidons of Aeschylus. 2 Flanking the course. ARISTOPHANES, FROGS 21 Prime builder in all our IIellene race of majestic, towering phrases, endowing tragedians' stuff with a style, take heart, throw open the sluices. I'm bridling with rage at this turn of events and my innards revolt at the notion of a counter attack on the likes of my foe. But in case he should say I am cornered(To Euripides) first answer me this: for a gift of what kind is it right to admire any poet? EUR. For his expertise and his sound advice and because we improve by our teaching mankind's civic sense and their natures too.

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