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Published: 09 December 2004

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780199240401

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Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste

An Essay in Aesthetics

Charles Martindale

  • Argues for the value of aesthetic criticism, against the prevailing trend of ideological criticism in the humanities
  • Promotes and offers examples of aesthetic criticism of major classical authors such as Horace, Ovid, and Virgil
  • Demonstrates the importance of Kant's Critique of Judgement for discussions of poetry today