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Weinberg, Bernard. "Translations and Commentaries of Longinus, On the Sublime, to 1600: A Bibliography." Modern Philology 47, No. 3 (Feb. 1950): 145-51.

Chronological list (through 1600) of Latin commentaries and translations and Greek texts and vernacular translations.


Abrams, M. H. "Longinus and the Longinians." In The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition, pp. 72-78. New York: Oxford University Press, 1953.

Considers Longinus's On the Sublime as an influential precursor to nineteenth-century romantic theory.

Baldwin, Charles Sears. "The Literary Criticism of Rhetoric." In Ancient Rhetoric and Poetic, Interpreted from Representative Works, pp. 102-31. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1959.

Considers De Compositione Verborum of Dionysius of Halicarnassus and De Sublimitate of Longinus as complementary approaches to the classical conception of rhetoric.

Brody, Jules. "Longinus Rediscovered." In Boileau and Longinus, pp. 9-35. Geneve: Librairie E. Droz, 1958.

Surveys the editions of Longinus published in Renaissance Italy and seventeenth-century France, and discusses the reception of On the Sublime by Nicolas Boileau.

Collins, John Churton. "Longinus and Greek Criticism." In Studies in Poetry and Criticism, pp. 204-62. London: George Bell and Sons, 1905.

Surveys the editions and translations of On the Sublime and critical approaches to the question of authorship in European scholarship.

Henn, T. R. Longinus and English Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge at the University Press, 1934, 163p.

Assesses the aesthetic positions advanced by Longinus-particularly what later readers consider to be his literary "rules"-and his reception by later critics such as Hugh Blair, Edmund Burke, and Andrew Bradley.

Innes, Doreen C. "Longinus: Structure and Unity." In Greek Literary Theory after Aristotle: A Collection of Papers in Honour of D. M. Schenkeveld, edited by J. G. J. Abbenes, S. R. Slings, and I. Sluiter, pp. 111-24. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1995.

Discusses the textbook structure (and its undermining) in On the Sublime and its patterns of imagery.

Kennedy, William J. "Voice as Frame: Longinus, Kant, Ong, and Deconstruction in Literary Studies." In Media, Consciousness, and Culture: Explorations of Walter Ong's Thought, edited by Bruce E. Gronbeck, Thomas J. Farrell, and Paul A. Soukup, pp. 77-89. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1991.

Contends that Ong's insight into the literary voice draws on work by Longinus and Immanuel Kant.

Wimsatt, William K., and Cleanth Brooks. "Roman Classicism: Longinus." In Literary Criticism: A Short History, Vol. 1, pp. 97-111. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1978.

Explores the historical context and critical legacy of Peri Hupsous, including its rhetorical strategies and its treatment of the sublime (ekstasis) and the sources of sublimity.

Additional coverage of Longinus's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 176: Ancient Greek Authors.

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