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Historical literary feedback has consistently been a very inaccessible topic for the non-specialist pupil. This version offers for the 1st time the primary texts in translation, giving the reader an entire view of historic literary feedback and its improvement. as well as famous texts similar to Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's paintings of Poetry, and Longinus's On Sublimity, the publication comprises entire types of Aristotle's Rhetoric ebook III, Demetrius's On type, and Tacitus's discussion on Orators. it is shorter passages variety 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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Lost his litt'l old flask. DIO. In the act of offering? What sneakthief pinched it from him? EUR. Let it pass, friend. ' DIO. (Interrupting to close the scene) You'll bore me stiff! 'Lost his litt'l old flask', he'll say. The flasket sprouts on your prologues like styes on the eye. For god's sake turn instead to his choral songs. EUR. Of course, for I've got the means of showing him up as a bad song-writer who makes all his songs the same. 1250 What is afoot? What is starting now? So I ponder, and ask myself what are his incriminations?
DIO. Suppose I do judge? PLU. Off you'll go with one of them, the one you pick, and won't have come here to no purpose. DIO. Thanks, and god bless you. (To Aeschylus and Euripides) Look, now, I'd have you know I came down here in search of a poet. EUR. And why? DIO. That Athens, saved by him, might keep her choirs. EUR. DIO. A trifling line, said to come from Euripides' much-ridiculed Telephus (cf. 855, 864). In view of J468 I agree with those who think that the one who 'delights' Dionysus is Aeschylus; but lines can be adduced to support the opposite opinion.
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