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The bookseller, Horace indicates, advertises his commodities locally and also ships them abroad. ” Clearly, Horace distinguishes between material and authorial, or intellectual, ownership, in that the author, even if he has no proprietary interest in a published book, retains the sole responsibility and credit for having accomplished the work that the text incorporates. (See M. H. ” in The Emperor Redressed: Critiquing Critical Theory, ed. ) Another revealing instance is provided by the publication of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays in 1623.
De Sola Pinto and Allan E. Rodway (1957). ballad stanza: 22; 341. baroque: Baroque is a term applied by art historians (at first derogatorily, but now merely descriptively) to a style of architecture, sculpture, and painting that emerged in Italy at the beginning of the seventeenth century and then spread to Germany and other countries in Europe. The style employs the classical forms of the Renaissance, but breaks them up and intermingles them to achieve elaborate, grandiose, energetic, and highly dramatic effects.
The name now connotes a relatively full account of a particular person’s life, involving the attempt to set forth character, temperament, and milieu, as well as the subject’s activities and experiences. Both the ancient Greeks and Romans produced short, formal lives of individuals. The most famed surviving example is the Parallel Lives of Greek and Roman notables by the Greek writer Plutarch, c. AD 46–120; in the translation by Sir Thomas North in 1579, it was the source of Shakespeare’s plays on Roman subjects.