On Great Writing: (On the Sublime)

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Liberal Arts Press, Jan 1, 1957 - Rhetoric - 66 pages
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User Review  - James Violand - Goodreads

Excellent guide to oratory and writing. There is a reason why some ancient writers gained notoriety and remain icons today. They honed their craft and talents to a very sharp edge. This short work ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Perrine - Goodreads

Good read. It contains many worthwhile tips for producing great writing, but it does get a little tedious wading through the ancient Greek examples. Read full review

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Longinus" is the name given to the author of "On the Sublime" (c. 1st century a.d.), a treatise that defines the characteristics of the lofty style in literature, using Homer, Plato and Demosthenes as the chief examples. Translated by Nicolas Boileau in 1674, it greatly influenced literary theory until the early nineteenth century and is of lasting importance as a brilliant critique of classical literature.

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