Longinus, fl. 1st cent.? a.d., Greek literary critic

Longinus lŏnjīˈnəs [key], fl. 1st cent.? a.d., Greek literary critic; writer of the famous treatise On the Sublime. Nothing is known of his life, and for a long time his work was attributed to Cassius Longinus. On the Sublime is one of the momuments of literary criticism. The work is the sole source for Sappho's second ode.

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