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Readership: Scholars and students of classics; of literary criticism and literary theory; of aesthetics.
Edited by Andrew Laird, Reader in Classical Literature, Warwick University
"Andrew Laird has succeeded in selecting a canon that gives an instructive and stimulating overview of the history of ancient criticism." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
1: Andrew Laird: The value of ancient literary criticism
2: Penelope Murray: Poetic inspiration in early Greece
3: N. J. Richardson: Homeric professors in the age of the sophists
4: Elizabeth Belfiore: A theory of imitation in Plato's `Republic'
5: Stephen Halliwell: Plato and Aristotle on the denial of tragedy
6: A. M. Dale: Ethos and dianoia: `character' and `thought' in Aristotle's Poetics
7: Jacob Bernays: Aristotle on the effect of tragedy
8: N. J. Richardson: Literary criticism in the exegetical scholia to the Iliad: a sketch
9: A. A. Long: Stoic readings of Homer
10: Elizabeth Asmis: Epicurean poetics
11: D. A. Russell: Rhetoric and criticism
12: D. M. Schenkeveld: Theories of evaluation in the rhetorical works of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
13: Doreen C. Innes: Longinus: structure and unity
14: D. M. Schenkveld: The structure of Plutarch's `De audiendis poetis'
15: D. A. Russell: Ars poetica
16: Bruce Gibson: Ovid on reading: reading Ovid. reception in Ovid `Tristia' II
17: T. J. Luce: Reading and response in the `Dialogues'
18: Don Fowler: The Virgil commentary of Servius
19: Thomas G. Rosenmeyer: Ancient literary genres - a mirage?
20: Denis Feeney: Criticism ancient and modern