Inspiration and Technique

Ancient to Modern Views on Beauty and Art

Author: John Roe,Michele Stanco

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039103140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

View: 8948

While Plato extols inspired poetry (as opposed to poetry produced by means of technique), Aristotle conceives of poetry only in terms of "techne." Underlying the opposition between "inspiration" and "technique" are two different approaches to 'form' inspiration is concerned with the impression of ideas or forms within the poet's psyche (the author's "forma mentis"), whereas technique deals with the transposition of the artist's idea into the material form of the work (the "forma operis"). This dual view of form, and of its complex relation to matter, may be said to lie at the basis of a dual approach to aesthetic issues - a "psychological" and a "textual" one. Taking their cue from this opposition, the essays gathered here explore some of the most momentous phases in the history of aesthetics, from Graeco-Roman philosophy and oratory to Renaissance poetry and literary criticism, from neoclassical poetics to Romantic and Victorian views on inspired visions, to recent issues in neuroaesthetics, philosophy of art and literary linguistics. In so doing, they collectively point to the irremediable and continuing dualism of a critical tradition that has alternately emphasized the ideal elements of beauty and the material constituents of art."

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

Author: Peter France

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198183594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 3259

Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there has been no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English. Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issues raised, making the translator more visible. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oralliterature). The second, much longer, part consists of entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian, Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.

Lives of the Attic Orators

Texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda

Author: Joseph Roisman,Ian Worthington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199687676

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 940

This volume provides a complete translation of, and historical and historiographical commentary on, the lives of the ten Attic orators given by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda. Assessing these works as important historical sources for the individual lives and careers of the orators whose works have survived, this systematic study explores how these literary biographies were constructed, the information they provide, and their veracity. In-depth commentary notes offer contextual information, explain references and examine individual rhetorical phrases, and a glossary of technical terms provides a quick reference guide to the more obscure oratorical and political terms. The volume also includes a detailed introduction which discusses the evolution of Greek oratory and rhetoric; the so-called Canon of the Ten Orators; the authorship, dates, and sources of the biographies provided by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda; and a brief consideration of orators whose speeches were either falsely attributed to Demosthenes or may be referenced in the ancient lives.

Ancient Greek Arbitration

Author: Derek Roebuck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arbitration and award

Page: 401

View: 5493

Starting with the first substantial body of primary sources, the epics of Homer and Hesiod in the 7th century, and ending with the fall of Egypt to the Romans in 30BC, this volume describes and analyzes the development of mediation, arbitration and other ways of resolving disputes, other than litigation. New translations of more than three hundred primary sources allow you to decide for yourself whether the conclusions are valid.

The Journal of Hellenic Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greek philology

Page: N.A

View: 2968

Vols. 1 (1880)-8 (1887), plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6919

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Das griechische Satyrspiel

Author: Ralf Krumeich,Nikolaus Pechstein,Bernd Seidensticker,Ruth Bielfeldt

Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Abt. Verlag

ISBN: 9783534145935

Category: Drama

Page: 676

View: 3631


Handbuch der literarischen Rhetorik

eine Grundlegung der Literaturwissenschaft

Author: Heinrich Lausberg

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515055031

Category: Rhetoric

Page: 983

View: 7463



Author: Antonios Demetrios Papanikolaou

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525251294

Category: Chariton

Page: 174

View: 9650



Author: Xenophon

Publisher: N.A



Page: 453

View: 6986



Author: Platon

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849618021


Page: 33

View: 4319

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Der Theages (Über die Philosophie) ist ein für unecht gehaltener Dialog Platons, der höchstwahrscheinlich in der platonischen Akademie verfasst wurde und versucht die Anklage gegen Sokrates zu widerlegen. Er gehört zusammen mit den Dialogen Charmides, Laches und dem Lysis zur fünften Tetralogie der platonischen Werke. Der Text lässt sich grundlegend in zwei Teile einteilen. Von denen der erste das sokratische mit dem sophistischen politischen Bildungskonzept kontrastiert und der zweite vom sokratischen Daimonion handelt. Das Hauptthema ist das sokratische Erziehungskonzept. Theages soll sich zwischen sophistisch politischer und philosophischer Lebensweise entscheiden. (aus

Aristoteles und Athen

Author: U. von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5873748578

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4074


American Journal of Philology

Author: Charles William Emil Miller,Benjamin Dean Meritt,Tenney Frank,Henry Thompson Rowell,Harold Fredrik Cherniss

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

View: 7841

Each number includes "Reviews and book notices."

Das Plagiat in Der Griechischen Literatur

Author: Eduard Stemplinger

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270029451


Page: 300

View: 5594

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Antike und moderne Demokratie

Author: Moses I. Finley,Arnaldo Momigliano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150099667

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 144

View: 478