By James I. Porter

present understandings of the elegant are targeted via a unmarried note ('sublimity') and by way of a unmarried writer ('Longinus'). The elegant isn't a notice: it's a inspiration and an adventure, or quite an entire diversity of rules, meanings and reviews which are embedded in conceptual and experiential styles. after we educate our points of interest on those styles a significantly diversified prospect at the elegant in antiquity involves gentle, one who touches every thing from its diversity of expressions to its dates of emergence, evolution, function within the cultures of antiquity as a complete, and later reception. This booklet is the 1st to stipulate an alternate account of the chic in Greek and Roman poetry, philosophy, and the sciences, as well as rhetoric and literary feedback. It bargains new readings of Longinus with out privileging him, yet in its place situates him inside a far better context of mirrored image at the elegant in antiquity.

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