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A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

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The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media--oral, aural, visual, and literary.
* Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the ancient world
* Explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visual arts together in a single volume
* Presents an integrated perspective on the major themes of ancient aesthetics which challenges traditional demarcations
* Raises questions about the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ways of thinking about the place of art in society

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Titel: A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics
Autoren/Herausgeber: Pierre Destrée, Penelope Murray
Aus der Reihe: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781444337648

Seitenzahl: 552
Format: 25,1 x 18,1 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 996 g
Sprache: Englisch

Pierre Destrée is Associate Researcher at the FNRS and Associate Professor at the University of Louvain, Belgium, where he teaches ancient philosophy. He is the author of a French translation of Aristotle's Poetics (2014) and editor of Plato and the Poets (with F.G. Herrmann, 2011), Plato and Myth: Studies on the Use and Status of Platonic Myths (with C. Collobert and F. Gonzalez, 2012); The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Politics (with M. Deslauriers, 2013) and What is Up to Us? Causality and Responsibility in Ancient Philosophy (with R. Salles and M. Zingano, 2014).
Penelope Murray was Senior Lecturer and a founding member of the Department of Classics at the University of Warwick, UK, before retiring in 2008. She continues to work on early Greek poetry and poetics, on philosophical responses to Athenian song-culture, especially the views of Plato, and on ancient literary criticism. Her publications include Genius: The History of an Idea (Blackwell, 1989); Plato on Poetry (1996); Classical Literary Criticism (2000); Music and The Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City (edited with P. Wilson, 2004).

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