Between ecstasy and truth [electronic resource] : interpretations of Greek poetics from Homer to Longinus / Stephen Halliwell
- Halliwell, Stephen
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Setting the Scene: Questions of Poetic Value in Greek Culture -- 2.Is there a Poetics in Homer? -- Contexts, Effects, and Desires in Homeric Images of Song -- The Muses' Divine Perspective: Transmuting Suffering into Beauty -- Odysseus' Tears and the Paradoxical Need for Song -- 3.Aristophanes' Frogs and the Failure of Criticism -- A Comic Lesson in Tragic Poetics? -- Euripides, `Close Reading', and the Audience of Frogs -- Analysis, Evaluation, and Incommensurability -- Dionysus as Lover-cum-Critic: Embodying the Problem of Poetics -- 4.To Banish or Not to Banish? Plato's Unanswered Question about Poetry -- Interrogating Poetry's Meaning: the Apology and Ion -- The Philosophical (Ex-)Lover of Poetry -- 5.Aristotle and the Experience of Tragic Emotion -- Emotional Understanding in the Poetics -- The Aesthetic and Moral Psychology of Catharsis -- Appendix: Is the Catharsis Clause in the Poetics an Interpolation? -- 6.Poetry in the Light of Prose: Gorgias, Isocrates, Philodemus -- Gorgias and the Seductive Power of Logos -- Isocrates and the Narrowed Vision of a Pragmatist -- Philodemus and the Enigmas of Poetic Value -- 7.The Mind's Infinity: Longinus and the Psychology of the Sublime -- Thunderbolts and Echoes: The Ecstasy of the Sublime -- Metaphysics, Realism, Imagination: The Complex Truth of the Sublime.
- This volume's fundamental concern is with how the Greeks conceptualized the experience of poetry and debated the values of that experience.
- 9780191738753 (ebook)
- Includes index.
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