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Old literary feedback has continuously been a very inaccessible topic for the non-specialist scholar. This version offers for the 1st time the significant texts in translation, giving the reader an entire view of historical literary feedback and its improvement. as well as recognized texts akin to Aristotle's Poetics, Horace's Art of Poetry, and Longinus's On Sublimity, the ebook contains entire types of Aristotle's Rhetoric booklet III, Demetrius's On Style, and Tacitus's Dialogue on Orators. Its shorter passages diversity from Homer to Hermogenes of Tarsus, as well as choices from Plato, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Cicero, the 2 Senecas, and Quintilian.

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264. C. 3 Legendary figures: Phemius is from the Odyssey (r. ). RHAPSODES AND INSPIRATION 43 the force in the stone Euripides calls a magnet, and most people "the Herac1ean stone". This not only attracts iron rings, but induces in the rings the power to do the same themselves in turn-namely to attract other rings, so that sometimes a long chain of iron rings is formed, suspended from one another, all having the force derived from the stone. Thus the Muse herself makes people possessed, and from these possessed persons there hangs a chain of others, possessed with the same enthusiasm.

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