Unity in Greek Poetics
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Unity in Greek Poetics

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ISBN-13:
9780198140597
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.1993
Seiten:
192
Autor:
Malcolm F. Heath
Gewicht:
454 g
Format:
25x25x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The aim of this book is to reconstruct ancient Greek assumptions about literary unity. It discusses some literary examples, but its main concern is with ancient secondary texts - literary theory and criticism, undertaking a systematic survey from Plato and Aristotle down to the later Neoplatonists.
Introduction; Plato; Fourth-century rhetoric; Aristotle; Epic after Aristotle; Dionysus and historiography; Later rhetoric; The Homeric Scholia; The Neoplatonist Turn; Some post-classical developments; Conclusion; Appendices: A. Epeisodion before Aristotle; B. Other poetic scholia; Bibliography; Indexes
This book reconstructs ancient Greek assumptions about literary unity. Using literary examples, Heath focuses on ancient secondary texts of literary theory and criticism, providing a systematic survey from Plato and Aristotle to the later Neoplatonists. He also reviews the post-classical history of the concept of literary unity.