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Platonism in Early Modern Poetics and Spenser’s Poesis

Kenneth Borris

in Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807070
eISBN:
9780191844843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807070.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Outlining Platonism’s roles in early modern poetics and literary quests for the sublime, this chapter surveys relevant Italian, French, and English primary sources, whether Latin or vernacular. It ... More


Lucan in Controversy: Poetry, History, and Truth

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses how the reception of Aristotle’s Poetics, particularly in early sixteenth-century Italy, revived ancient concerns over Lucan’s generic status, and shows how the friction ... More


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