Table of contents for The origins of criticism : literary culture and poetic theory in classical Greece / Andrew Ford.


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Counter PREFACE ix
ABBREVIATIONS xiii
INTRODUCTION
Defining Criticism from Homer to Aristotle 1
PART I ARCHAIC ROOTS OF CLASSICAL AESTHETICS 23
ONE
Table Talkand Symposium 25
TWO
Xenophanes and the "Ancient Quarrel" 46
THREE
Allegory and the Traditions of Epic Interpretation 67
PART II: THE INVENTION OF POETRY 91
FOUR
Song and Artifact: Simonidean Monuments 93
FIVE
Singer and Craftsman in Pindar and Bacchylides 113
SIX
The Origin of the Word "Poet" 131
PART III: TOWARD A THEORY OF POETRY 159
SEVEN
Materialist Poetics: Democritus and Gorgias 161
EIGHT
Literary Culture and Democracy: Poets and Teachers in Classical Athens 188
NINE
Literary Culture in Plato's Republic :The Sound of Ideology 209
PART IV LITERARY THEORY IN THE FOURTH CENTURY 227
TEN
The Invention of Literature: Theories of Prose and the Theory of Poetry 229
ELEVEN
Laws of Poetry: Genre and the Literary System 250
TWELVE
The Rise of the Critic: Poetic Contests from Homer to Aristotle 272
EPILOGUE 294
BIBLIOGRAPHY 297
INDEX OF PASSAGES ISCUSSED 331


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Greek literature History and criticism Theory, etc, Literature History and criticism Theory, etc, Poetry History and criticism Theory, etc, Criticism Greece History To 500, Literature Philosophy, Philosophy, Ancient, Rhetoric, Ancient