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Quo virtus?

Subtitle:
the concept of propriety in ancient literary criticism
Abstract:

The standard of propriety is frequently appealed to in ancient literary discourse, most notably in discussions of poetics, criticism of literary works and precepts for composition. Its importance derives from the audience orientation of most ancient discussions of literature: writers were interested in the ways various forms of speech and writing had to be accommodated to their audience in order to achieve particular effects. Discussion of the representation of character, for instance, exp...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323418
URN:
uuid:8001826b-03c5-4a37-a2e2-8f7966f5f375
Local pid:
td:602323418
Language:
English
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