Such were Aristotle, Horace, and Longinus
, among the antients, Dacier and Bossu among the French, and some perhaps among us; who have certainly been duly authorised to execute at least a judicial authority
Levocz chronicles youthful tragedy, the quest for revenge, hard-fought military campaigns, and burgeoning love, as well as the mysterious prophecies that haunt Tiberius Longinus
who is noted in Christian legendry as the Roman centurion who speared Jesus of Nazareth on his cross of sorrows.
Page 37, reference to "de Jonge 27, 2": the correct reference is: Longinus
, On the Sublime 27.
One of the most famous scholars of her entourage was Longinus
, a Greek philosopher and literary critic, who'd taught in Athens for 30 years, but eventually served Zenobia, first as a teacher and later as her chief advisor.
These narratives originate with the legend of Longinus
, which was popular in the Renaissance: although Longinus
was blind, at the Crucifixion, "when he pieced Christ's chest with a spear to be sure that he was dead, blood and water miraculously poured out of Christ's body and Longinus
was healed of his blindness" (Pereda, "Performing Doubt" 69).
While the influence of Aristotle, Horace, and Cicero led many Renaissance theorists to view the aim of poetry as ethical, shaping good citizens and building a moral society, Longinus
presents something more radical: that great literature should promote sublimity, a condition of heightened emotion and transcendence originating with the poet and transferring to the audience.
As the head of the centurions, Longinus
approached Jesus and pierced his side with a spear.
A window such as The Crucifixion and Deposition with the Virgin Mary, St John, St Joseph of Arimathea and St Longinus
with Scenes from the Entombment and the Passion (1922; Fig.
There seems to be less smoke now," fire brigade spokesman Nicos Longinus
said just after 4pm.
He exceeded the poetical discussions of Aristotle and Horace by combining them with insights from other ancient treatises, such as On the Sublime, most probably written in the first century AD by an anonymous author we traditionally call Longinus
While for Longinus
the sublime was neither beautiful nor logical but emotionally powerful, Lyotard initially became interested in the sublime to consider its political, rather than aesthetic, implications with reference to the writings of Kant.
It is this oscillation (to take up Christian Biet's term [122-24]) that the book's eleven extremely rich chapters explore, animated across the centuries by authors as different as Longinus
, Montaigne, Flaubert, Nothomb, and (briefly) Zizek.