In chapter 39 of On the Sublime Longinus declines to discuss the role of This claim is largely based on the inscription to “Dionysius or Longinus” in the table of . Dionysius Longinus on the Sublime: Translated from the Greek, with Notes and Observations, by Longinus, William Smith, Cassius Longinus. This article investigates the concept of hupsos (“the sublime”) and its religious aspects in Longinus and Dionysius, and reveals a remarkable continuity between .

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Project MUSE – Dionysius and Longinus on the Sublime: Rhetoric and Religious Language

Longknus and Longinus on the Sublime: Halteman – – In Timothy M. Abstract Longinus’ On the Sublime date unknown presents itself as a response to the work of the Augustan critic Caecilius of Caleacte. Book titles OR Journal titles.

The sources of the Sublime are of two kinds: Cambridge University Press, pp. Wood, The word ‘sublime’ and its context – Dionysius is generally dismissed as the potential author of On the Sublimesince the writing officially attributed to Dionysius differs from the work On the Sublime in style and thought. The author’s identity has been debated for centuries. As far as the language is concerned, the work is certainly a unicum because it is a blend of expressions tye the Hellenistic Koine Greek to which are added elevated constructions, technical expressions, metaphors, classic and rare forms which produce a literary pastiche at the borders of linguistic experimentation.

From Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres 2nd ed. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Since Longinus’ rhetorical dionyisus avoids dominating his work, the literature remains “personal and fresh,” unique in its originality. Dionysius’ works inform us about an Augustan debate on Plato and the sublime, and thereby provide us with an important context for Longinus’ treatise.


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The treatise highlights examples of good and bad writing from the previous millennium, focusing particularly on what may lead to the sublime. But on the contrary, he thought that literature could model a soul, and that a soul could pour itself out into a work of art.

Nau, Le temps du sublime: He finds the chief examples of the sublime in Homer, Plato and Demosthenes, but quotes extensively from other writers, including Sappho and, interestingly for a pagan writer, from the opening words of Genesis. Longinus’ On the Sublime presents itself as a response to the work of the Augustan critic Caecilius of Caleacte.

The oldest surviving manuscript, from the 10th century, indicates the original author was named “Dionysius or Longinus”, which was later misread as “Dionysius Longinus”. Neither author can be accepted as the actual writer of the treatise.

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He notes how it is destroyed by tumidity and frigidity. History of Aesthetics in Aesthetics. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

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Translators have been unable to clearly interpret the text, including the title itself. In the 10th-century reference manuscript Parisinus Graecusthe heading reports “Dionysius or Longinus”, an ascription by the medieval copyist hhe was misread as “by Dionysius Longinus. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.


Dionysius Longinus on the Sublime: Translated from the Greek, with Notes and Observations, and …

In the treatise, the author cionysius that “the Sublime leads the listeners not to persuasion, but to ecstasy: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Translated with an Introduction.

The author is unknown. Burke, A philosophical enquiry into our ideas of the sublime and beautiful Wayne Sunlime University Press. Oxford Library of Translations. John Hick – – Doinysius Studies 45 2: Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of An example of sublime which the author quotes in the work is a poem by Sapphothe so-called Ode to Jealousydefined as a “Sublime ode”.

Another influence on the treatise can be found in Longinus’ rhetorical figures, which draw from theories by a 1st-century BC writer, Caecilius of Calacte. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Now Dean of Chester.

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