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The Resource Poetics, Aristotle ; edited and translated by Stephen Halliwell. On the sublime / Longinus ; translation by W.H. Fyfe ; revised by Donald Russell. On style / Demetrius ; edited and translated by Doreen C. Innes ; based on W. Rhys Roberts

Poetics, Aristotle ; edited and translated by Stephen Halliwell. On the sublime / Longinus ; translation by W.H. Fyfe ; revised by Donald Russell. On style / Demetrius ; edited and translated by Doreen C. Innes ; based on W. Rhys Roberts

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Poetics
Title
Poetics
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Aristotle ; edited and translated by Stephen Halliwell. On the sublime / Longinus ; translation by W.H. Fyfe ; revised by Donald Russell. On style / Demetrius ; edited and translated by Doreen C. Innes ; based on W. Rhys Roberts
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  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
This volume brings together the three most original and influential ancient Greek treatises on literature. Artistotle's Poetics contains his treatment of Greek tragedy: its history, nature, and conventions, with details on poetic diction. Stephen Halliwell makes this seminal work newly accessible with a reliable text and a translation that is both accurate and readable. His authoritative introduction traces the work's debt to earlier theorists (especially Plato), its distinctive argument, and the reasons behind its enduring relevance. The essay On the Sublime, usually attributed to "Longinus" (identity uncertain), was probably composed in the first century A.D.; its subject is the appreciation of greatness ("the sublime") in writing, with analysis of illustrative passages ranging from Homer and Sappho to Plato and Genesis. In this edition, Donald Russell has judiciously revised and newly annotated the text and translation by W. Hamilton Fyfe and provides a new introduction. The treatise On Style, ascribed to an (again unidentifiable) Demetrius, was perhaps composed during the second century B.C. It seems to reflect the theoretical energy of Hellenistic rhetorical works now lost, and is notable particularly for its theory and analysis of four distinct styles (grand, elegant, plain, and forceful). Doreen Innes' fresh rendering of the work is based on the earlier Loeb translation by W. Rhys Roberts. Her new introduction and notes represent the latest scholarship
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Aristotle
Dewey number
808.2
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3621
LC item number
.A75 1995
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • active 1st century
  • 1878-1965
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  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Longinus
  • Demetrius
  • Halliwell, Stephen
  • Fyfe, W. Hamilton
  • Russell, D. A.
  • Innes, Doreen
Series statement
Loeb classical library
Series volume
199
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  • Greek literature
  • Greek literature
  • Literary style
  • Literary form
  • Aesthetics
  • Sublime, The
  • Literatuurtheorie
  • Retorica
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Poétique
  • Tragédie
  • Sublime
  • Style littéraire
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Poetics, Aristotle ; edited and translated by Stephen Halliwell. On the sublime / Longinus ; translation by W.H. Fyfe ; revised by Donald Russell. On style / Demetrius ; edited and translated by Doreen C. Innes ; based on W. Rhys Roberts
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Third work traditionally attributed to Demetrius, of Phaleron
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-26) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Poetics / Aristotle -- On the sublime / Longinus -- On style / Demetrius
Control code
30027261
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
533 pages
Isbn
9780674995635
Lccn
94005113
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)30027261
Label
Poetics, Aristotle ; edited and translated by Stephen Halliwell. On the sublime / Longinus ; translation by W.H. Fyfe ; revised by Donald Russell. On style / Demetrius ; edited and translated by Doreen C. Innes ; based on W. Rhys Roberts
Publication
Note
Third work traditionally attributed to Demetrius, of Phaleron
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-26) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetics / Aristotle -- On the sublime / Longinus -- On style / Demetrius
Control code
30027261
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
533 pages
Isbn
9780674995635
Lccn
94005113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)30027261

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