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Cassius Longinus

(c. 213—273)

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Caecilius

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(RE 2),

of Caleacte in Sicily, rhetor and historian (1st cent. bc); said by some to have been a freedman of Jewish faith (see Suidas). His range of interests and ...

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Longinus

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The literary treatise commonly called On the Sublime, of which two‐thirds survives, is ascribed in the manuscript tradition both to ‘Dionysius Longinus’ and to ‘Dionysius or Longinus’....

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Porphyry

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(ad 234–c.305),

scholar, philosopher, and student of religions. He was b. probably at Tyre; studied at Athens; became a devoted disciple of Plotinus, with whom he studied in Rome...

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sublime

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C18 aesthetic category associated with ideas of awe, intensity ruggedness, terror, and vastness emphasizing Man's relative insignificance in the face of Nature, arousing emotions, and...

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