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By D. A. Russell, M. Winterbottom

ISBN-10: 0198143605

ISBN-13: 9780198143604

Historic literary feedback has regularly been a very inaccessible topic for the non-specialist pupil. This version presents for the 1st time the important texts in translation, giving the reader a whole view of old literary feedback and its improvement. as well as famous texts comparable to Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's artwork of Poetry, and Longinus's On Sublimity, the e-book contains entire types of Aristotle's Rhetoric publication III, Demetrius's On kind, and Tacitus's discussion on Orators. it is shorter passages diversity from Homer to Hermogenes of Tarsus, as well as choices from Plato, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Cicero, the 2 Senecas, and Quintilian.

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2 An insinuation that Euripides had oligarchic leanings, like his 'pupils' Theramenes and Kleitophon, and that spending his last years at the Macedonian court was far from democratic. 3 Phonnisius was shaggy in appearance; a part of his name suggests the Greek for a rug. Megainetus may have resembled the bronze figure which formed part of the target for heel-taps thrown from a wine-cup in the game of'Kottabos'. BEGINNINGS 20 Wherever trouble faces him and brinkmanship is needed, he's trouble-free the trimmer's way-if Chians lose, he's Keian.

Cf. line 943 above. Books, in the form of a papyrus roll . (or papyrus folded horizontally for short memoranda), had become available from the second haIf of the fifth centtuy or earlier. Aristophanes makes only one certain reference to the text of a written play, viz. in Frogs 52, where Dionysus 'had been reading Euripides' Andromeda on board ship'. It seems that books were sometimes distributed to friends by their authors after a public reading and eventually traded in the marketplace from sold-up estates.

Tell me your reason for saying so. AES. A man with civic rights can be said to 'come home', for without more ado he arrives home and is there; but an exile does more than to 'come': he 'returns' or 'is restored'. D1O. By Apollo, well said! Your answer, Euripides ? EUR. I deny that Orestes was ever 'restored' to his home. He came home secretly, without official leave. DlO. By Hermes, well said-but, seareh me, what does he mean? EUR. (To Aeschylus) Go ahead now with another verse. DIO. Go on, Aeschylus, do, 1170 and jump to it!

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