- Hardcover: 714 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 7, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107037476
- ISBN-13: 978-1107037472
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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The Sublime in Antiquity
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The first book to break away from existing scholarship's dominant focus on Longinus and to outline an alternative account of the sublime in Greek and Roman poetry, philosophy, and the sciences, in addition to rhetoric and literary criticism. Argues for a tradition of sublime criticism that pre-existed and survived Longinus.
About the Author
James I. Porter is Chancellor's Professor of History and Theory of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. An authority on ancient criticism and aesthetics and an important figure in classical reception studies, he is the author of The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience (2010), Nietzsche and the Philology of the Future, and The Invention of Dionysus: An Essay on The Birth of Tragedy (both 2000), as well as the editor of several collections. He is also co-editor of the Classical Presences series. The present book is the second installment in a trilogy, the aim of which is to bring back into focus ancient aesthetic thinking and to uncover its forgotten traditions.
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