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By D. A. Russell, M. Winterbottom

ISBN-10: 0198143605

ISBN-13: 9780198143604

Old literary feedback has consistently been a very inaccessible topic for the non-specialist pupil. This variation offers for the 1st time the vital texts in translation, giving the reader a whole view of historic literary feedback and its improvement. as well as famous texts akin to Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's artwork of Poetry, and Longinus's On Sublimity, the ebook comprises whole types of Aristotle's Rhetoric e-book III, Demetrius's On variety, and Tacitus's discussion on Orators. it really is shorter passages diversity from Homer to Hermogenes of Tarsus, as well as decisions from Plato, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Cicero, the 2 Senecas, and Quintilian.

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But the remaining two are unique. In 1322 Aeschylus quotes from Euripides: put an arm I round mother, child I of mine, where the 1st foot is an 'anapaest' (v v -). In theory this could be explained as a spondee (- -) with the first long 'resolved'; but in normal practice that licence was ruled out. ' To which Dionysus replies not with a monosyllabic 'yes', which would have completed the line regularly, but with 'I do', making a licentious anapaest ('it? I do') in the 3rd foot and showing that he had taken Aeschylus' point.

Lord bless me, that's well said. (Turning to Aeschylus) And what's your view? 1430 AES. ' 010. Lord help me, I'm in a torment of indecision! One's given a clever, one a lucid answer. But state your views once more, you two, and tell us what means of saving the country you envisage. EUR. Suppose Kle6kritos were given the featherweight Kinesias for wings and blown to seaDIO. That sight would be a laugh, but what's the idea? EUR. Suppose a sea-fight and the pair with flasks 1440 of vinegar, showering it into our enemies' eyes!

Of the Euboic gulf. This quotation (from the Myrmidons) and the next three are all from plays known to us by little more than their titles. The last is from the Agamemnon. I Tragic choruses were normally accompanied by the flute, not the lyre as here. Loss of the music obscures the point made by Euripides in this second set of quotations from Aeschylus. As before, the prevailing rhythm is dactylic, the dactyls being preceded in the Ist and 4th quotations by an iambic' metron (v - v -); and, as before, the linearrangement in the translation aims at marking the recurrent dactylic run.

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