Publisher description for Oxford readings in ancient literary criticism / edited by Andrew Laird.


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The volume makes widely available some important scholarship on the canonical texts of ancient rhetoric and poetics. While there are numerous studies of general trends in classical criticism, this collection offers direct discussions of primary sources, which provide a useful companion to the
Russell and Winterbottom anthology, Ancient Literary Criticism. The volume contains a chronology, suggestions for further reading, a new translation of Bernays' 1857 essay on katharsis, and an important introductory chapter addressing the tension in ancient literary criticism between its place in
the classical tradition and its role in contemporary endeavors to reconstruct ancient culture.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Classical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Criticism -- Greece.
Criticism -- Rome.