Hermogenes and the Renaissance

Author: Annabel M. Patterson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400870666
Format: PDF, Docs
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Annabel M. Patterson offers here a reassessment of the place of Hermogenes, a Greek rhetorician of the second century A.D., in literary history. She shows that the literary men of the European Renaissance-scholars, critics, and poets-found Hermogenes' Concerning Ideas both important and extremely useful, and she finds that they vigorously applied his concepts to create "a lovely conformitie." The author first gives the history of this treatise on style and a detailed critical analysis of the Seven Ideas or categories of style. The book then demonstrates genre by genre how knowledge of the Seven Ideas can improve one's understanding of poetic development, especially in England, and reveals how the Ideas operate in the works of Tasso, Donne, Sidney, Shakespeare, Marvell, Jonson, Spenser, Milton , and many other poets and critics. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Greco Roman Culture and the New Testament

Author: David Edward Aune
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004226311
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Focusing on a strength of the faculty of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, this volume is a collection of nine essays by an international group of scholars who have used texts from the Greco-Roman world to illuminate various aspects of the New Testament.

Rhetoric

Author: Renato Barilli
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816617296
Format: PDF
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Barilli (rhetoric and stylistics, U. of Bologna) presents a concise history of rhetoric, from its origins in ancient Greece to the media technologies of the late 20th century. Covers the pre-Socratic Sophists; the Renaissance humanists; Kant, Hegel, and Croce; Freud, Saussure, and Marshall McLuhan. Cloth edition ($29.95) not seen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Early Modern Communi cati ons

Author: Kinga Földváry
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443846457
Format: PDF, ePub
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As suggested by the title Early Modern Communi(cati)ons, the volume demonstrates that the connections and common points of reference within early modern studies bind Elizabethan and Jacobean cultural studies and Shakespearean investigations together in an unexpected number of ways, and this diversity of ties has been used as the main theme around which the thirteen essays have been organised. While the first group of essays deals with early modern culture, presenting the socio-historical context necessary for any in-depth literary investigation, as exemplified through analyses of outstanding literary achievements from the period, the second part of the volume focuses on the oeuvre of the most famous representative of the age, William Shakespeare, with individual chapters creating a tangible continuum, moving from the cultural and literary context that informs his works, to their interpretation in present-day performances and their theoretical backgrounds. In the same way as the volume comprises writings on a diverse but still coherent range of topics, the authorial team is equally representative of diversity and continuity at the same time. The authors include several senior scholars working in the Hungarian academic community, representing all significant research centres in the field from all over the country. A number of essays have been contributed by promising young talents as well.