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By Stephen Halliwell

In addition to generating one of many most interesting of all poetic traditions, historic Greek tradition produced an important culture of poetic concept and feedback. Halliwell's quantity deals a sequence of exact and hard interpretations of a few of the defining authors and texts within the background of historical Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Poetics, Gorgias's Helen, Isocrates' treatises, Philodemus' On Poems, and Longinus' at the Sublime.
The volume's basic challenge is with how the Greeks conceptualized the event of poetry and debated the values of that have. The book's organizing subject is a recurrent Greek dialectic among principles of poetry as, at the one hand, a powerfully mesmerizing adventure in its personal correct (a form of 'ecstasy') and, at the different, a medium for the expression of truths that can workout lasting impact on its audiences' perspectives of the area. bringing up a variety of sleek scholarship, and making common connections with later classes of literary idea and aesthetics, Halliwell questions many orthodoxies and acquired critiques in regards to the texts analysed. The ensuing standpoint casts new mild on ways that the Greeks tried to make feel of the psychology of poetic experience―including the jobs of emotion, ethics, mind's eye, and knowledge―in the lifetime of their culture.
Readership: students and scholars of Greek literature, Greek poetics, and literary thought and feedback.

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Could it be that Achilles and Odysseus, despite the contrasting conjunctions of pleasure and pain which define their situations, seek the same thing in the experience of song? And how important is it that in both cases there is a sharp disjunction between the impact of song on the individual hero and the surrounding social setting in which that individual is located? To find meaningful, satisfying answers to such questions is difficult, maybe impossible. But it is a crucial feature of both these Homeric scenes that they present the two heroes as somehow in need of song, while providing no explicit account of what that need (paradoxically pleasurable for Achilles, paradoxically painful for Odysseus) amounts to in each case.

6, 311–17. 1 explicitly refers to those who naively trust (ðØóôåýåØí) the extravagant accounts of poets, implying that they cannot distinguish between historical plausibility and ‘the legendary’ (ôe ìıŁHäåò); cf. n. 44 above. g. Cornford 1907: 137–52, 221–43, Finley 1942: 321–5, Macleod 1983: 140–58, Halliwell 2002c, Hornblower 1987: 113–19. 50 51 Setting the Scene 25 The history of Greek poetics, as the preceding pages have already signalled, begins inside not outside poetry. The poets are their own first interpreters, and some might say their best.

Own poetics. The implications of that compound claim can hardly be expected, however, to stand alone. They call for the support of a wider perspective on Homeric images of song, a perspective organized around the question: is there a unifying vision, a coherent constellation of values, behind the various appearances which song makes in the world(s) of the Iliad and Odyssey? In short: is there a poetics in Homer? One does not have to move far in modern Homeric scholarship to find that talk of the presence of a ‘poetics’ within the epics themselves is extremely common; some scholars are even prepared to equate the idea with a Homeric ‘theory’ of poetry.

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