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The Resource Critical essays, Dionysius of Halicarnassus ; with an English translation by Stephen Usher, (electronic book)

Critical essays, Dionysius of Halicarnassus ; with an English translation by Stephen Usher, (electronic book)

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Critical essays
Title
Critical essays
Statement of responsibility
Dionysius of Halicarnassus ; with an English translation by Stephen Usher
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Dionysius of Halicarnassus, born c. 60 BCE, aimed in his critical essays to reassert the primacy of Greek as the literary language of the Mediterranean world. They constitute an important development from the somewhat mechanical techniques of rhetorical handbooks to more sensitive criticism of individual authors.
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MaCbHUP
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Dionysius
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA3612
LC item number
.D566 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
465-466
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Greek literature
Summary expansion
Dionysius of Halicarnassus had migrated to Rome by 30 BCE, where he lived until his death some time after 8 BCE, writing his Roman Antiquities and teaching the art of rhetoric and literary composition. Dionysius's purpose, both in his own work and in his teaching, was to re-establish the classical Attic standards of purity, invention and taste in order to reassert the primacy of Greek as the literary language of the Mediterranean world. He advocated the minute study of the styles of the finest prose authors of the fifth and fourth century BCE, especially the Attic orators. His critical essays on these and on the historian Thucydides represent an important development from the somewhat mechanical techniques of rhetorical handbooks to a more sensitive criticism of individual authors. Illustrating his analysis with well-chosen examples, Dionysius preserves a number of important fragments of Lysias and Isaeus. The essays on those two orators and on Isocrates, Demosthenes and Thucydides comprise Volume I of this edition. Volume II contains three letters to his students; a short essay on the orator Dinarchus; and his finest work, the essay On Literary Composition, which combines rhetoric, grammar and criticism in a manner unique in ancient literature. The Loeb Classical Library also publishes a seven volume edition of Roman Antiquities, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, a history from earliest times to 264 BCE
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general
Label
Critical essays, Dionysius of Halicarnassus ; with an English translation by Stephen Usher, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v.I. Ancient orators. Lysias. Isocrates. Isaeus. Demosthenes. Thucydides -- v.II. On literary composition. Dinarchus. Letters to Ammaeus and Pompeius
Control code
hup0000565
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674995123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Critical essays, Dionysius of Halicarnassus ; with an English translation by Stephen Usher, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v.I. Ancient orators. Lysias. Isocrates. Isaeus. Demosthenes. Thucydides -- v.II. On literary composition. Dinarchus. Letters to Ammaeus and Pompeius
Control code
hup0000565
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674995123
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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