In Search of the Classic: Reconsidering the Greco-Roman Tradition, Homer to Valery and Beyond

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271013220
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Pages: 376

Table of Contents

1 Plato and Postmodernism 3
2 Rationalism Ancient and Modern 33
3 Animal Rationis Capax: Gulliver's Travels and the Classical Experience of Reason 49
4 Led by the Light of the Maeonian Star: Aristotle on Tragedy and Some Passages in the Odyssey 63
5 The Pindaric Tradition and the Quest for Pure Poetry 79
6 Poetry and the In-Between: Valery's Le Cimetiere marin and Pindar's Third Pythian Ode 125
7 "Art with Truth ally'd": Pope's Epistle to a Lady as Pindaric Encomium 161
8 Bonne Musique ou Bonnes Moeurs: Le Neveu de Rameau, the Good, and the Beautiful 177
9 The Pastoral Tradition and the Inheritance of Alexandrian Preciosity 187
10 The Ambivalence of the Aeneid and the Ecumenic Age 217
11 Philosophy as Doctrine, Rhetoric as Panache? The Metamorphoses of Apuleius 247
12 Genre, Didacticism, and the Ethics of Fiction in Moll Flanders 263
13 Dryden's Of Dramatic Poesy and the Ancient Antagonism Between Elevation and Verisimilitude 279
14 Plato's "Attack" on Poetry Reconsidered 295
Conclusion, in Which Nothing Is Definitively Concluded 315
Appendix: The Text of Pindar's Pythian 3 321
Index 327
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