Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 November 1988

622 Pages

ISBN: 9780198143604

Bookseller Code (06)

Ancient Literary Criticism

The Principal Texts in New Translations

Edited by D. A. Russell and M. Winterbottom

Ancient literary criticism has always been a particularly inaccessible subject for the non-specialist. The relevant texts are difficult, diverse, and full of rhetorical language and concepts remote from our own; moreover, many are not available in English. This edition provides the principal texts in translation: Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's Art of Poetry, Longinus' On Sublimity, Tacitus' Dialogues, and extracts from Plato and Plutarch. The editors have written a new introduction for this edition, and provided explanatory notes.


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