On the Sublime

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  • 18 January 2017

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  1. Steve says:

    Orpheus serenading the animals 3rd century CE Roman mosaic from Asia Minor All such frivolities in discourse are due to the same cause, namely, a desire for novel conceitsAs a Greco Roman text on literary aesthetics, On Great Writing On the Sublime is widely regarded by specialists as second only to Aristotle s Poetics, though it is incomplete it is estimated that one third of the text is missing and its author and date of composition are unknown Remarkably enough, it is a very rea Orpheus serenading the animals 3rd century CE Roman mosaic from Asia Minor All such frivolities in discourse are due to the same cause, namely, a desire for novel conceitsAs a Greco Roman text on literary aesthetics, On Great Writing On the Sublime is widely regarded by specialists as second only to Aristotle s Poetics, though it is incomplete it is estimated that one third of the text is missing and its author and date of composition are unknown Remarkably enough, it is a very readable piece of literary criticism written in epistolary style and thus seemingly informal that is appealing to the modern reader with its open enthusiasm and concrete illustrations drawn from all of ancient Greek literature oratory, philosophy, poetry and history and, at one point, from the Book of GenesisThe author analyzes some of the many virtues and vices of style and illustrates each, but he emphasizes that the most important trait for great writing ...

  2. Gregsamsa says:

    The below is ONLY for hardcore rhetoric nerds.LONGINUS On The Sublimeor how to be real fucking dull while lecturing us on how not to be real fucking dull.This is one of those rhetorics that reminds me of why I love the Sophists They didn t come from posh backgrounds and had to sing for their suppers, so had an immediate pecuniary interest in being interesting, handily giving demonstrative lessons on how to be interesting, unlike so many classical rhetoricians who would instruct us on such wi The below is ONLY for hardcore rhetoric nerds.LONGINUS On The Sublimeor how to be real fucking dull while lecturing us on how not to be real fucking dull.This is one of those rhetorics that reminds me of why I love the Sophists They didn t come from posh backgrounds and had to sing for their suppers, so had an immediate pecuniary interest in being interesting, handily giving demonstrative lessons on how to be interesting, unlike so many classical rhetoricians who would instruct us on such without it ever occurring that they themselves should obey their own rhetorical success formulas, if only to see if they really have legs Unfortunately there s so muchof this stuff laying around than there...

  3. Gustavo Offely says:

    Gardons nous d crire trop bien C est la pire mani re qu il y ait d crire. Anatole FrancePero a m me parece que entre nosotros el estilo es tambi n un problema tico, una cuesti n de decencia Es tan f cil escribir bienJulio Cort zarUm livro de regras e exemplos que nos diz que seguir regras e exemplos nem sempre resulta Apol nio de Rodes , segundo as regras e os exemplos, melhor escritor do que Homero mas a verdade que ningu m quer ser Apol nio de Rodes um livro honesto sobre esGardons nous d crire trop bien C est la pire mani re qu il y ait d crire. Anatole FrancePero a m me parece que entre nosotros el estilo es tambi n un problema tico, una cuesti n de decencia Es tan f cil escribir bienJulio Cort zarUm livro de regras e exemplos que nos diz que seguir regras e exemplos nem sempre resulta Apol nio de Rodes , segundo as regras e os exemplos, m...

  4. sologdin says:

    The text here is the 1890 Havell translation Its introduction is thoughtful regarding the identity of the author I happen to prefer, aesthetically, the thesis that author is the cat executed by Aurelian when the latter became restitutor orientis.Heavily laden with tautology and other faux definitions that simply remove the mystery one step, the text is happy to state that the Sublime acting with an imperious and irresistible force, sways every reader 2 We might identify this when a passa The text here is the 1890 Havell translation Its introduction is thoughtful regarding the identity of the author I happen to prefer, aesthetically, the thesis that author is the cat executed by Aurelian when the latter became restitutor orientis.Heavily laden with tautology and other faux definitions that simply remove the mystery one step, the text is happy to state that the Sublime acting with an imperious and irresistible force, sways every reader 2 We might identify this when a passage is pregnant in suggestion, when it is hard, nay impossible, to distract the attention from it, and when it takes a strong and lasting hold on the memory, then we may be sure that we have lighted on the true Sublime 12 Sublimity is accordingly a function of rhetoric Most of the argument is mere exemplification, both positive and negative, via reference to other writers, such as Hence we...

  5. Evan Leach says:

    This little book, written by an unknown author sometime in the first century AD , is the most significant piece of literary criticism surviving from ancient Rome The author argues that exceptional or sublime writing contains at least one of five features i The power to conceive great thoughts, either through an author s natural talent or by the author s use of imitative and or visualization techniques ii Strong and inspired emotion This portion of the book is no longer extant iii This little book, written by an unknown author sometime in the first century AD , is the most significant piece of literary criticism surviving from ancient Rome The author argues that exceptional or sublime writing contains at least one of five features i The power to conceive great thoughts, either through an author s natural talent or by the author s use of imitative and or visualization techniques ii Strong and inspired emotion This portion of the book is no longer extant iii Skilled use of figures of thought and figures of speech iv Noble diction, achieved through word choice and the skilled use of metaphorical and artificial language v Dignified and elevated word arrangement i.e., well structured.Some fragments have been lost over...

  6. Shya̋m says:

    But Longinus book, taken as a whole, is far from Plato s pessimism He shows us that great thoughts have been uttered by great men in the past perhaps they could be uttered againD A Russell, Introduction __________You have asked me to set down a few notes on sublimity for your own use Let us then consider whether there is anything in my observations which may be useful .__________The Longinian Sublime is very different from the Philosophical Aesthetic Sublime where Kant and Burke res But Longinus book, taken as a whole, is far from Plato s pessimism He shows us that great thoughts have been uttered by great men in the past perhaps they could be uttered againD A Russell, Introduction __________You have asked me to set down a few notes on sublimity for your own use Let us then consider whether there is anything in my observations which may be useful .__________The Longinian Sublime is very different from the Philosophical Aesthetic Sublime where Kant and Burke respectively describe the latter as the mere capacity of thinking which evidences a faculty of mind transcending every standard of the senses. and the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling. Longinus describes the Sublime as an Aesthetic quality found common in the very best writing although it is evident in a few of Longinus descriptions of readers emotional states where Burke and Kant would take Longinus concept On the...

  7. Aung Sett Kyaw Min says:

    Longinus holds that great oratory, which is of sublime character, courses through the interstitial space between premeditation and the spur of the moment One has to torture speech with defects of chronology, misplaced emphasis, and other interruptions lest it rolls out too polished from the mouth of the orator and on this account fail to ascend to the heights of the Sublime The Sublime, according to Longinus, does not persuade the effect of logic and reason , but stupefies and astounds to the Longinus holds that great oratory, which is of sublime character, courses through the interstitial space between premeditation and the spur of the moment One has to torture speech with defects of chronology, misplaced emphasis, and other interruptions lest it rolls out too polished from the mouth of the orator and on this account...

  8. Τζαζίλας Μπάμπης says:

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  9. Alberto says:

    Qu este libro se haya escritura hace 2.000 a os aprox no cabe en la cabeza Un libro muy til para entender porque consideramos bellos, sublimes, a ciertos trabajos.

  10. :) says:

    Longino De lo Sublime Para m un tema totalmente nuevo Me interes en este libro por un ensayo de Anne Carson titulado FOAM Essay with Rhapsody On the Sublime in Longinus and AntonioniEl ensayo se ala que De lo sublime tiene argumentos confusos, poca organizaci n, ninguna conclusi n, que son incoherentes sus intentos de definici n Tambi n se menciona que al terminar de leer sus cap tulos no tendr s una idea clara de lo que realmente es Sublime, pero que te habr encantado su documentaci Longino De lo Sublime Para m un tema totalmente nuevo Me interes en este libro por un ensayo de Anne Carson titulado FOAM Essay with Rhapsody On the Sublime in Longinus and AntonioniEl ensayo se ala que De lo sublime tiene argumentos confusos, poca organizaci n, ninguna conclusi n, que son incoherentes sus intentos de definici n Tambi n se menciona que al terminar de leer sus cap tulos no tendr s una idea clara de lo que realmente es Sublime, pero que te habr encantado su documentaci n.Todav a no terminaba el ensayo y ya me urg a leer a Longino De lo sublime es un libro de pocas p ginas, pero con gran valor en su contenido Carson ten a raz n, me encant la documentaci n y qued complacido de haber le do algo nuevo e interesante El final de la obra de Longino me dej impre...

  11. Anne says:

    The universe therefore is not wide enough for the range of human speculation and intellect Our thoughts often travel beyond the boundaries of our surroundings If anyone wants to know what we were born for, let him look around at life...

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  13. Chris Via says:

    Longinus On the Sublime Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc, 1991.Originally published c 1st century AD.ContextThe writer, Longinus, studied a work on great writing by Caecilius with his friend, Terentianus Now Longinus is expanding upon Caecilius subject to Terentianus.Regarding the literary critic or reader literary judgment is the last outgrowth of long experience 9 these eminent personages are present in our minds and raise us to a higher level of imaginative power Longinus On the Sublime Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc, 1991.Originally published c 1st century AD.ContextThe writer, Longinus, studied a work on great writing by Caecilius with his friend, Terentianus Now Longinus is expanding upon Caecilius subject to Terentianus.Regarding the literary critic or reader literary judgment is the last outgrowth of long experience 9 these eminent personages are present in our minds and raise us to a higher level of imaginative power 23 man can easily understand what is useful or necessary, but he admires what passes his understanding 4...