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By D. A. Russell, M. Winterbottom

ISBN-10: 0198143605

ISBN-13: 9780198143604

Historic literary feedback has constantly been a very inaccessible topic for the non-specialist pupil. This version offers for the 1st time the relevant texts in translation, giving the reader a whole view of historical literary feedback and its improvement. as well as famous texts similar to Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's paintings of Poetry, and Longinus's On Sublimity, the publication comprises entire models of Aristotle's Rhetoric publication III, Demetrius's On sort, and Tacitus's discussion on Orators. it 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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Now both of you stop the songs. MS. I've had enough too, I want to take him up to the weighing machine. Only the scales can put our poetry to the test; the weight of our phrases will try us and find us out. DIO. Then both come here, if I really must weigh up slabs of poetic art like any cheesemonger. CHO. Clever men do take endless pains! Another oddity's soon to come, novel, and fully as strange could be. Who could have figured it out? None other! Dammit, if I for one had heard it, said by a sound authority even,man in the street, say,2-I'd have thought him talking arrant nonsense!

Yet he taught many more, fine soldiers and brave, such as Lamachus, I known as 'the Hero'. I too, being shaped to the mould of his mind, bodied forth many patterns of greatness1040 a Patr6klos, or Teucer, the old lion-hearts; and I hoped that my fellow Athenians might take on the stamp of heroical types at the sound of the trumpeter calling. Never once, god knows, did my hand portray loose Phaedras or loose Sthenoboias, 2 AES. C. He was killed there. Phaedra, wife of Theseus, who loved her stepson Hippolytus: the reference is to Euripides' Hippolytus-the earlier version shocked more than the one extant.

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?

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