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Longinus

(lŏnjī`nəs), fl. 1st cent.? A.D., Greek literary critic; writer of the famous treatise On the Sublime. Nothing is known of his life, and for a long time his work was attributed to Cassius Longinus. On the Sublime is one of the momuments of literary criticism. The work is the sole source for Sappho's second ode.

Longinus

(Cassius Longinus), c.213–273, Greek rhetorician and philosopher of the Neoplatonic school. He taught rhetoric at Athens. He later became counselor to Queen Zenobia of Palmyra; when the anti-Roman policy he had advocated failed, he was delivered to the Romans, who executed him as a traitor. Of his numerous rhetorical, philosophical, and critical works, only fragments remain. On the Sublime, a Greek treatise of literary criticism, was long attributed to Longinus, but it is now agreed that the author, often known as Pseudo-Longinus, lived in the 1st cent. A.D.

Bibliography

See D. St. Marin, Bibliography of the Essay on the Sublime (1967).

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Longinus

 

classical rhetorician and Neoplatonic philosopher of the third century. Until the 19th century, Longinus was considered to be the author of On the Sublime, a treatise on aesthetics and literary criticism that most modern scholars now attribute to the first century A.D.

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Longinus

centurion finally sees Christ as son of God. [N.T.: Matthew 27:54; Mark 15:39; Luke 23:47; Christian Legend: Hall, 193]
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Longinus

Dionysius . ?2nd century ad, supposed author of the famous Greek treatise on literary criticism, On the Sublime
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A recent collection published by Brill aims to fill this gap by examining the early modern "translations" of Longinus's foundational first-century treatise, Peri Hypsous [On the Sublime], Dispelling the traditional view that the Longinian revival began only in the late seventeenth century, humanities scholars from multiple fields chart the dissemination of the text from its recovery in the fifteenth century to its appropriation in rhetorical theory, visual arts, and theater throughout the Renaissance.