Pseudo-Longinus’ Philosophy of the Sublime

Reinhard Brandt



The article is a result of the thorough historical, philosophical and philological study on the treatise “On the Sublime”. The treatise, whose date of origin is supposed to be the first century a.d. and created by an unknown author, together with the writings by Aristotle and Horace has laid the foundations for modern aesthetics and criticism. The known parts of the treatise concern the feeling of sublimity in literature, in art, and in political life.


Pseudo-Longinus; the sublime; rhetoric; art

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