The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 1: Classical Criticism

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 1: Classical Criticism

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by George Alexander Kennedy
     
 

The successful opening volume of the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism is now available for the first time in paperback. Surveying the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece and proceeding to the writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic and Roman authors, the volume is not only for classicists but for those with no Greek or Latin who… See more details below

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The successful opening volume of the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism is now available for the first time in paperback. Surveying the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece and proceeding to the writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic and Roman authors, the volume is not only for classicists but for those with no Greek or Latin who are interested in the origins of literary history, theory, and criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521300063
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Series, #1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
List of abbreviationsxvii
1Early Greek views of poets and poetry1
1Poetry, myth, and ritual2
2Poetry and song4
3Occasion and authority8
4The poet as artisan18
5Poetry and inspiration24
6Myth, truth, and pan-Hellenic poetics29
7The poet as author35
8The poetics of singing39
9Mimesis47
10The singer as author52
11Iambic and comic poets as critics63
12Poetry as education69
2Language and meaning in Archaic and Classical Greece78
1Early Greek hermeneutics78
2Sophistry82
3Allegorical interpretation85
4Etymology: Plato's Cratylus86
5The oral and the written word87
6Aristotle on interpretation and topics89
3Plato and poetry92
1Poetry as performance: the example of Ion92
2Poetry and the professors99
3The Dionysian chorus103
4The Republic: a poetic training108
5The Republic: poetry overcome120
6Plato as poet141
4Aristotle's poetics149
1On Poets and Homeric Problems149
2Theoretical components of the Poetics151
3Aristotle on tragedy165
4Aristotle on epic175
5Aristotle on comedy179
5The evolution of a theory of artistic prose184
1Sophists and rhetorical handbooks185
2Isocrates185
3Plato on rhetoric188
4Aristotle's Rhetoric190
5Theophrastus194
6Demetrius, On Style196
7Hellenistic rhetoric198
6Hellenistic literary and philosophical scholarship200
1The Alexandrian Museum and Library201
2Callimachus and Alexandrianism201
3Neoptolemus of Parium204
4The Peripatetics and biographical criticism205
5Alexandrian philology205
6The criticism of the Stoics210
7Epicurean language theory214
8Philodemus215
7The growth of literature and criticism at Rome220
1Livius Andronicus, Naevius, and Ennius220
2Plautus and Terence223
3Lucilius227
4Rhetoric at Rome227
5Cicero's dialogue On the Orator230
6Cicero's Brutus and Orator235
7Grammatical scholarship in the Late Republic241
8Augustan critics245
1Tradition, originality, and the Callimachean legacy in Latin poetry246
2Horace254
3Dionysius of Halicarnassus267
4Minor figures272
9Latin criticism of the Early Empire274
1Velleius Paterculus and Seneca the Elder275
2Seneca the Younger and Petronius279
3Tacitus' Dialogus282
4Quintilian286
5Pliny the Younger and Juvenal291
6Fronto and Gellius293
10Greek criticism of the Empire297
1Dio of Prusa299
2Plutarch302
3Longinus on sublimity306
4Lucian and Philostratus311
5Hermogenes and other rhetoricians314
6Allegorical interpretation320
7Neo-Platonic interpretation322
11Christianity and criticism330
1The search for meaning through interpretation330
2The synthesis of Classical and Christian culture336
3Late Latin secular criticism340
4The heritage of Classical criticism346
Bibliography347
Index370

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