The Theatre of the Greeks

A Treatise on the History and Exhibition of the Greek Drama

Author: John William Donaldson

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Category: Greek drama

Page: 435

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The Theatre of the Greeks

A Treatise on the History and Exhibition of the Greek Drama, with Various Supplements

Author: John William Donaldson

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Category: Greek drama

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The Theatre of the Greeks

A Treatise on the History and Exhibition of the Greek Drama

Author: John William Donaldson

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Category: Greek drama

Page: 435

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A History of Ambiguity

Author: Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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Ever since it was first published in 1930, William Empson’s Seven Types of Ambiguity has been perceived as a milestone in literary criticism—far from being an impediment to communication, ambiguity now seemed an index of poetic richness and expressive power. Little, however, has been written on the broader trajectory of Western thought about ambiguity before Empson; as a result, the nature of his innovation has been poorly understood. A History of Ambiguity remedies this omission. Starting with classical grammar and rhetoric, and moving on to moral theology, law, biblical exegesis, German philosophy, and literary criticism, Anthony Ossa-Richardson explores the many ways in which readers and theorists posited, denied, conceptualised, and argued over the existence of multiple meanings in texts between antiquity and the twentieth century. This process took on a variety of interconnected forms, from the Renaissance delight in the ‘elegance’ of ambiguities in Horace, through the extraordinary Catholic claim that Scripture could contain multiple literal—and not just allegorical—senses, to the theory of dramatic irony developed in the nineteenth century, a theory intertwined with discoveries of the double meanings in Greek tragedy. Such narratives are not merely of antiquarian interest: rather, they provide an insight into the foundations of modern criticism, revealing deep resonances between acts of interpretation in disparate eras and contexts. A History of Ambiguity lays bare the long tradition of efforts to liberate language, and even a poet’s intention, from the strictures of a single meaning.

The Theatre of the Greeks

A Treatise on the History and Exhibition of the Greek Drama

Author: John William Donaldson

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Philologus

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The Theatre of the Greeks

A Treatise on the History and Exhibition of the Greek Drama, With a Supplementary Treatise on the Language, Metres, and Prosody of the Greek Dramatists (Classic Reprint)

Author: John William Donaldson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

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Category: Drama

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Excerpt from The Theatre of the Greeks: A Treatise on the History and Exhibition of the Greek Drama, With a Supplementary Treatise on the Language, Metres, and Prosody of the Greek Dramatists The present edition is a reprint of the seventh edition (the last edited by Dr. Donaldson), with some slight modifications, which the publishers have thought de sirable for the sake of issuing the book at a low price, so as to bring it within the reach of a large number of students. Woodcut illustrations have been substituted for the two pages of coloured lithographs; and the translation of Aristotle's Poetic, ' and the extracts from Vitruvius and Julius Pollux have been withdrawn, as they are mainly of use in substantiating references given in the body of the book, and are accessible in other shapes to those students who may desire to examine them critically. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.