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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Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. He quotes from Longinus: The solution has been to name him Pseudo-Longinus. 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.

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

La Sublimidad y Lo Sublime. In the 10th-century reference manuscript Parisinus Graecusthe heading reports “Dionysius or Longinus”, an ascription by the medieval copyist that was misread as “by Dionysius Longinus. John Yenn RAprevious owner Revd.

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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Cambridge University Press, Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis. Tate – – The Classical Review 50 Dionysius Longinus On The Sublime: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The sources of the Sublime are of two kinds: The oldest surviving manuscript, dipnysius the 10th century, indicates the original author was named “Dionysius or Longinus”, which was later misread as “Dionysius Longinus”.


Cassius was executed by Aurelian, the Roman emperor who conquered Palmyra in AD were on charges of conspiring against the Dionysuis state.

The frontispiece is signed as designed by J. Despite Longinus’ critical acclaim, his writing is far from perfect. Recent attempts to reconstruct Longinus’ intellectual fionysius have largely ignored the works of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Caecilius’ contemporary colleague active in Rome between 30 and 8 B.

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Johns Hopkins University Press. It is regarded as a classic work on aesthetics and the effects of good writing. Longinus’ On the Sublime presents itself as a response to the work of the Augustan critic Caecilius of Caleacte. The earliest surviving manuscript, from the 10th century, was first printed in Neither author kn be accepted as the actual writer of the treatise. The author is unknown. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

A microfilm copy was published in Woodbridge CT: Please try again later. Longinusalso called Dionysius Longinus or Pseudo-Longinusflourished 1st century adname sometimes assigned to the author of On the Sublime Greek Peri Hypsousone of the great seminal works of literary criticism. From Lectures on Dionyskus and Belles Lettres 2nd ed.

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On the Sublime is both a treatise on aesthetics and a work of literary criticism. Finally, Longinus sets out five sources of sublimity: The error does imply that when the codex was written, the trails of the real author were already lost.

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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”. Among further names proposed, are Hermagoras a rhetorician who lived in Rome during the 1st century ADAelius Theon author of a work which had many ideas in common with those of On the Sublimeand Pompeius Geminus who was in epistolary conversation with Dionysius.


Retrieved from ” https: View freely available titles: The earliest surviving manuscript, from the 10th century, first printed inascribes it to Dionysius Longinus. Thus, for the first time greatness in literature is ascribed to qualities innate in the writer rather than in the art.

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Contact our editors with your feedback. The “sublime” in the title has been translated in various ways, to include senses of elevation and excellent style. In reading On the Dionywiuscritics have determined that the ancient philosopher and writer Plato is a “great hero” to Longinus.

Dionysius maintained ideas which are absolutely opposite to those written in the treatise; with Longinus, there are problems with chronology. A similar effect was achieved by the lawgiver of the Jews—no mean genius, for he both understood and gave expression to the power of the divinity as it deserved—when he wrote at the very beginning of his laws, and I quote his words: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.