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

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Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism focuses on criticism in the Classical period up to about A.D. 325. This first survey examines the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece, including the functions of poetry and the role of poets in early Greek society, and continues with authoritative discussion of the critical writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic scholars. It examines Roman figures including Horace, Cicero, Quintilian and Tacitus, and also considers Greek critics of the Augustan and imperial periods such as Longinus, and the neo-platonic, Christian and grammatical writers of later antiquity.
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"An important volume...This volume provides the expected historical survey of classical literary criticism, but it is particularly noteworthy for its extended presentations of contemporary approaches to early Greek poetry (by Nagy), to Plato (by Ferrari), and to Aristotle (by Halliwell). It also breaks away from the parochialism of earlier discussions through references to recent works in general literary and critical theory." Choice
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1. Early Greek views of poets and poetry Gregory Nagy; 2. Language and meaning in Archaic and Classical Greece George A. Kennedy; 3. Plato and poetry G. R. F. Ferrari; 4. Aristotle's poetics Stephen Halliwell; 5. The evolution of a theory of artistic prose George A. Kennedy; 6. Hellenistic literary and philosophical scholarship George A. Kennedy and Doreen C. Innes; 7. The growth of literature and criticism at Rome Elaine Fantham; 8. Augustan critics Doreen C. Innes; 9. Latin criticism of the Early Empire Elaine Fantham; 10. Greek criticism of the Empire Donald A. Russell; 11. Christianity and criticism George A. Kennedy.
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