Julius Caesar Scaliger: Band IV: Buch 5

edited, translated, introduced and annotated by Gregor Vogt-Spira.
Umschlagfoto
1998
733 p., 17,9 x 24,5 cm.
Cloth-bound
German
Latin
Neugriechisch
ISBN 978-3-7728-1505-8
Available
Single price:
€ 252.–

This volume contains the fifth book (›Criticus‹) of Scaliger’s ›Poetics‹. It was with this book that the practical part of a poet’s training began. Using concrete examples, Scaliger shows how the budding poet can perfect himself through emulation and the power of judgment. The comparative analysis of numerous individual passages deals initially with Virgil and his Greek role models and then shows similar sections from Roman literature. Book 5 is classic proof of the disparagement of Homer, a scandalous attitude in hindsight.

Reviews

Brian Vickers, Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies

Vogt-Spira has produced a well-annotated volume, to which the publisher has brought the highest standards of book production.

Brian Vickers,
Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies
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