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Ancient Critic at Work Terms and Concepts of Literary Criticism in Greek Scholia

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ISBN-10: 0521850584

ISBN-13: 9780521850582

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ren� N�nlist, Ren_ N8nlist

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The large but underrated corpus of Greek scholia, the marginal and interlinear notes found in manuscripts, is a very important source for ancient literary criticism. The evidence of the scholia significantly adds to and enhances the picture that can be gained from studying the relevant treatises (such as Aristotle's Poetics): scholia also contain concepts that are not found in the treatises, and they are indicative of how the concepts are actually put to use in the progressive interpretation of texts. The book also demonstrates that it is vital to study both ancient terminology and the cases where a particular phenomenon is simply paraphrased. Nineteen thematic chapters provide a repertoire…    
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 458
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The presentation of the material and its methodological implications
The material and its characteristics
Characteristics of scholia
Topics other than literary criticism
The sources of the scholia
Translation
Note on quotations and references
Plot
Motivation and narrative coherence
Excursus: a special type of narrative coherence
Prolepsis
Excursus: the terms �������<$$$>����� and &rlalpha;���<$$$>�����
Analepsis
Narratorial choice: save for later
Introduction of characters
Transitions and changes of scene
Digressions
Not to destroy the story
Conclusion
Time
Day structure
Story time vs. narrative time
Simultaneous events
Fill-in technique
Anachronies
Conclusion
Narrative and speech
The three principal forms of literary art: narrative, dramatic and mixed
Transition from narrator-text to speech
Other applications of the terms for 'narrative' and 'dramatic'
Other classifications
Excursus: the various applications of the term &rlalpha;�������<$$$> ('apostrophe')
Conclusion
Focalisation
Excursus: ancient literary criticism and the narrative voice
Conclusion
Effects on the reader
Attention
Emotional effects
Expectation
Relaxation
The reader as spectator
Conclusion
Gaps and omissions
The cooperation of the reader
Other applications of the expression ���<$$$> �<$$$> ����<$$$>�����
Excursus: Seleucus and the meaning of ���<$$$> �<$$$> ����<$$$>�����
Other narratorial omissions
Conclusion
Poetic licence
Conclusion
Authentication
Conclusion
Style
Graphic quality (enargeia)
Variation and avoidance of monotony
Explanation (epexegesis)
Elaboration (epexergasia)
Brevity
Indirect presentation
Irony
Iconic relation between form and content
Stylistic differences between genres
The three styles
Minor stylistic phenomena
Conclusion
Allusions, hints, hidden meanings
Allusions
Hints
Hidden meanings
Conclusion
Characters
Cast
Characterisation
Excursus: the meaning of <$$$>� <$$$>��� and <$$$>���<$$$>�
Conclusion
Mythography
Mythological exempla
Conclusion
The gods in Homer
Divine interventions
Gods like you and me
Excursus: Zenodorus on divine scenes in Homer
Conclusion
Homeric similes
Interpretations of Homeric similes
Conclusion
Epithers
Conclusion
Type scenes
Arming
Battle scenes
Deliberation scenes
Messenger reports
Typical numbers
Conclusion
Homeric speeches
Speech introductions and their function
No rapid dialogue in Homer
Ring-composition in speeches
Other structural analyses of speeches
Three-way conversation
Interior monologue
Omission of speeches
Speech within speech
Conclusion
Reverse order
Conclusion
Staging, performance and dramaturgy
Identification of speakers and addresses
Entrances and exits
Delivery
Acting
Masks, constumes and props
D�cor
Special technical devices
Dramaturgical conventions
Critique of contemporary productions
Excursus: the meaning of ����������<$$$>
Conclusion
Epilogue
Glossary of Greek terms
Editions of scholia
Other abbreviations
Bibliography
Thematic index
Index locorum