Einführung in die antike Dichtungstheorie.
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1973. XV,325p. Sewn. Cover bit yellowed. 'The discussion is concentrated not on theory itself, but on the three famous works, 'Poetics', 'Ars Poetica', and (not withstanding its rhetorical provenance) 'On the Sublime': the 'ancient' part of the book is organized as a series of chapters on these texts followed in each case by chapters on their intellectual-historical context. The result is that such important topics as the pre-sophistic prehistory of poetics, the activities of the grammarians, the insights of Philodemus, get very short shrift indeed. (...) The discussion of the material that Fuhrmann does deal with is generally coherent, vigorous, and lucid. His method, however, involves two further omissions (...) There is virtually no critical evaluation of ancient theories and no discussion of secondary literature (...). The book, nevertheless, offers some interesting perspectives to the specialist (...) while German speakers without much knowledge of the field will find it a serviceable introductory guide to some of the main exemplifications of classical theory.' (M.S. SILK in The Classical Review (New Series), 1978, pp.68-69). From the library of the late Prof. Dr. Tony Reekmans.