Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 14 September 2017

446 Pages | 27 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198802228

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon

Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Edited by Avi Lifschitz and Michael Squire

Classical Presences

  • The first edited book in English to focus on Lessing's Laocoon, including work by leading international scholars whose work is mainly available only in German and French
  • Reassesses Lessing's seminal essay from a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives, from classics and philosophy to comparative literature and history of art
  • Supplements detailed critical analysis with rich illustrations throughout