The remains of classical literature contain a good deal of scattered literary theory, however difficult it may be to divine a consistent view among the conflicting interests of scholars, moralists and teachers of rhetoric. This book attempts to analyze the main themes against their historical background. It discusses ancient beliefs and theories relating to inspiration, the poet's message, imitation, the rhetorical approach to literature, classification of literary genres and the ancient sense of literary history. Aristotle, the Alexandrians, Longinus, Horace and other ancient critics have defined and influenced a critical terminology and technique for later generations of writers and critics. This edition should prove valuable to students of modern literary criticism and students of Greek and Latin.
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Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110520044665
Book Description Univ of California Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0520044665 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1129733