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Critical moments in classical literature : studies in the ancient view of literature and its uses

Author: R L Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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A series of innovative critical readings exploring how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society.

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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hunter, R.L. (Richard L.).
Critical moments in classical literature.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009001092
(OCoLC)297147083
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R L Hunter
ISBN: 9780511729072 0511729073 0521519853 9780521519854
OCLC Number: 642690045
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 217 p.)
Contents: Aristophanes' Frogs and the critical tradition --
Readings of Homer : Euripides' Cyclops --
Comic moments --
The ugly peasant and the naked virgins : Dionysius of Halicarnassus, On imitation --
The grand and the less grand : 'Longinus', On the sublime --
Reading for life : Plutarch, 'How the young man should study poetry'.
Responsibility: Richard Hunter.

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