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date: 04 July 2020

literary criticism in antiquity 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

1. The arts of formal speech played a big part in ancient life; so it was natural that vocabularies and conceptual frameworks should be developed for the purposes of evaluation, speculation about the nature and role of poetry, and practical advice for successful composition, esp. in oratory. In the resulting body of doctrine, this last element—which is the contribution of ...

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