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Genre, genre theory
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A. Ancient Foundations (CT)

In Antiquity, the genre debate was largely determined by Aristotle's Poetics and Horace's Ars poetica (Epistula ad Pisones). The views expressed in these texts, albeit at times contradictory, affected the entire modern reception of the ancient genre debate. The trend towards a normative poetics, and thus a prescriptive unders…

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Huß, Werner (Bamberg) and Huss, Bernhard (Munich), “Genre, genre theory”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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