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Pseudo-Longinus, Pseudo-Arystydes, Anonymus Seguerianus, Aspines.Trzy greckie stylistyki i dwa traktaty retoryczne z okresu Cesarstwa Rzymskiego
Pseudo-Longinus, Pseudo-Arystydes, Anonymus Seguerianus, Aspines. Three Greek stylistic treaties and two rhetorical treaties from the period of Roman Empire

Introduction, translation and commentary by Henryk Podbielski. Preface and scientific editing by Krzysztof Narecki

Contributor(s): Henryk Podbielski (Translator)
Subject(s): Greek Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Jana Pawła II
Keywords: Greek stylistic; Pseudo-Longinus; Pseudo-Arystydes; Anonymus Seguerianus; Aspines; Roman Empire
Summary/Abstract: The present volume introduces Polish readers to three theories of Greek stylistics and two complete rhetorical textbooks in the spirit of the Second Sophistic which functioned in school rhetoric before Hermogenes' "Art of Rhetoric" was constituted as a canonical work. The treatise "On the Sublime" by Pseudo-Longinus is commonly perceived as the most difficult and challenging ancient text for a translator due to its depth of inquiry and reflection on the art of rhetoric combined with complex artistic form. It is worth recalling here the great role of the treatise in the shaping of Europe's modern aesthetic sensitivity which can be compared only to Aristotle's "Poetics". The huge intellectual effort and great emotional engagement of the Translator resulted in a translation which is accurate to the current state of knowledge, faithful in terms of form and content, as well as clear and meeting the readers expectation. The remaining four works have not been translated into Polish before. It is their first translation and the first comprehensive presentation in Polish, which enables wide range of recipients - interested in theoretical and practical aspects of style and public speaking - to use the works due to their scholarly analysis and historical and literary commentary.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-7306-739-4
  • Page Count: 619
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish