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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism : Volume 1, Classical Criticism - George Alexander Kennedy

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism

Volume 1, Classical Criticism

By: George Alexander Kennedy (Editor), H. B. Nisbet (Editor), Claude Rawson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th April 2003
ISBN: 9780521300063
Number Of Pages: 400

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Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism focuses on criticism in the Classical period up to about A.D. 325. This first survey examines the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece, including the functions of poetry and the role of poets in early Greek society, and continues with authoritative discussion of the critical writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic scholars. It examines Roman figures including Horace, Cicero, Quintilian and Tacitus, and also considers Greek critics of the Augustan and imperial periods such as Longinus, and the neo-platonic, Christian and grammatical writers of later antiquity.

'Literary criticism matters because ... it is concerned not simply with the narrow issue of how we should read specific texts, but with larger and more fundamental questions about the nature and function of literature. The new Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, which aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the subject from classical antiquity to the present day, is therefore a welcome prospect. Volume One, the first of a projected nine volumes, covers the whole field of ancient criticism up to the early fourth century AD and provides the sort of thorough and judicious account that we would expect from a standard work of reference.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Early Greek views of poets and poetry
Language and meaning in Archaic and Classical Greece
Plato and poetry
Aristotle's poetics
The evolution of a theory of artistic prose
Hellenistic literary and philosophical scholarship
The growth of literature and criticism at Rome
Augustan critics
Latin criticism of the Early Empire
Greek criticism of the Empire
Christianity and criticism
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ISBN: 9780521300063
ISBN-10: 0521300061
Series: Cambridge History of Literary Criticism (Hardcover) : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 10th April 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75

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