This excellent and accessible work includes many major texts in translation: Aristotle's Poetics, Longinus' On Sublimity, Horace's Art of Poetry, Tacitus' Dialogues, and extracts from Plato and Plutarch. Based on the highly praised Ancient Literary Criticism (OUP, 1972), it contains a new introduction and explanatory notes, and will be of enormous value to students both of Latin and Greek and of literary criticism and
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Plato: Ion: Republic 2-3; Republic 10; Aristotle: Poetics; Horace: A Letter to Augustus; The Art of Poetry; Tacitus: Dialogue on Orators; `Longinus': On Sublimity; Dio of Prusa: Philoctetes in the Tragedians; Plutarch: On the Study of Poetry