Milton, Longinus, and the sublime in the seventeenth century / Thomas Matthew Vozar.

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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2023.
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In this wide-ranging study in classical reception and the history of ideas, Thomas Matthew Vozar shows how Milton's ideas of the sublime were informed by a deep understanding of Longinus and other ancient sources. The book also demonstrates how Longinus's ideas and writings were far more prevalent in early modern England than previously thought.
Also issued in print: 2023.
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  • Cover
  • Classical Presences
  • Milton, Longinus, and the Sublime in the Seventeenth Century
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations and References
  • Figures and Tables
  • Introduction
  • The Philology of the Sublime
  • The Plan of This Study
  • 1: The Sublime from Antiquity to the Renaissance
  • Longinus and Greek Rhetorical Theory
  • Longinus and the Sublime in the Renaissance
  • The Physical Species of the Sublime
  • The Theological Species of the Sublime
  • 2: Milton and the "Stile of Lofty"
  • Milton's Education in the Sublime
  • Biblical Sublimity of Style and Milton's Soaring
  • Sublime Style and the Problem of Enthusiasm
  • Republicanism, Liberty, and Sublime Rhetoric
  • 3: Sublime Physics in Paradise Lost
  • Etna, Typhon, and Satan
  • Milton's Hyperbolic Similes
  • Astronomy and the Sublimities of Space
  • 4: Milton and the Theological Sublime
  • The "Sublime Notion" of Virginity
  • The War in Heaven as Sublime Theomachy
  • Milton's Sublime God
  • Timor Dei and Timor Idololatricus
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliographical Appendix: Longinus in English Private Libraries to 1674
  • Textual Appendix: The Landowne Longinus
  • Works Cited
  • I. Manuscripts and Adversaria
  • II. Editions of Milton's Works
  • III. Editions and Translations of Longinus
  • IV. Seventeenth-Century Book and Manuscript Catalogues
  • V. Miscellaneous Printed Primary Sources
  • VI. Secondary Sources
  • Index.
  • 0-19-198762-X
  • 0-19-887595-9
  • 0-19-887596-7
  • 1410592602
  • 1404076953
  • 10.1093/oso/9780198875949.001.0001
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