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Longinus is the conventional name of the author of the treatise On the Sublime, a work which focuses on the effect of good writing. Longinus, sometimes referred to as Pseudo-Longinus because his real name is unknown, was a Greek teacher of rhetoric or a literary critic who may have lived in the 1st or 3rd century AD. Longinus is known only for On the Sublime. more »

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  • ''Sublimity is the echo of great mind.''
    Longinus (3rd century A.D.), Greek critic. On The Sublime, sct. 9. also translated, "great writing is the echo of great mind."
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