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Historic literary feedback has constantly been a very inaccessible topic for the non-specialist scholar. This variation presents for the 1st time the relevant texts in translation, giving the reader a whole view of historic literary feedback and its improvement. as well as recognized texts resembling Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's artwork of Poetry, and Longinus's On Sublimity, the publication comprises whole models of Aristotle's Rhetoric ebook III, Demetrius's On sort, and Tacitus's discussion on Orators. it really 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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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! 1441 DIO. Well done, my Palamedes, a born genius you! 145 1 I Your own thought was it? Or Kephisophon's ? EUR. My own, barring the vinegar flasks. That's his. DIO. (To Aeschylus) And what say you? AES. First tell me about the country, -is she served by serviceable men? 010. Of course not, she hates their guts. AES. And likes the ne'er-do-wells?

And whatever was harmful in that? I Cf. 'Longinns' (below, p. 468). BEGINNINGS A result is that now there is no one of means who will stanu runningcosts of a trireme. Ostensibly clothed in a costume of rags he'll weep and declare he's a pauper. DlO. By our Lady, that's true! And beneath, all the time, he is swathed in the warmest of woollens and when once well away with his fraudulent tale-up he bobs buying delicatessen! AES. And another effect of the views you professed is the talkative, tonguewagging fashion; for it emptied the gyms, it was hard on the rumps of the young, sitting long in discussion, 10']0 and encouraged indiscipline.

AES. (To Euripides) You picker-up of Cretan monodies, you importer of sacrilegious unions into the art of Tragedy. 850 010. Hi, you! ephlls out of it. You, Aeschylus, don't be wild, but give and take criticism gently. Poets should not exchange volleys of abuse like bake-house wives; but you flare up all at once with the roar of an oak on fire. EUR. eager too, and even the Telephus as well. 010. (To Aeschylus) What plan do you suggest? Speak, Aeschylus. AES. I have never wished to hold a contest here; we are not meeting, you see, on equal terms.

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