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    The Critical Essays: On Literary Composition v. 2 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Translated by Benedict Einarson, Translated by George K. K. Link

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    DescriptionDionysius 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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    Title
    The Critical Essays: On Literary Composition v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Translated by Benedict Einarson, Translated by George K. K. Link
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 454
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674995130
    ISBN 10: 0674995139
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: CFG
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    Abridged Dewey: 080
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC20: 808
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    DC22: 885.0109
    LC classification: PA3612 .D53 1974
    Thema V1.0: CFG, DNL
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    01 July 1989
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass