A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics by Pierre Destrée, Penelope Murray

By Pierre Destrée, Penelope Murray

The first of its type, A significant other to old Aesthetics offers a synoptic view of the humanities, which crosses conventional barriers and explores the classy event of the ancients throughout quite a number media—oral, aural, visible, and literary.

  • Investigates the various ways that the humanities have been skilled and conceptualized within the historical world
  • Explores the cultured adventure of the ancients throughout various media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visible arts jointly in one volume
  • Presents an built-in standpoint at the significant issues of historic aesthetics which demanding situations conventional demarcations
  • Raises questions about the similarities and alterations among historical and sleek methods of puzzling over where of paintings in society

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If a consensus text of the Iliad and Odyssey had already been written down, against which individual rhapsodes could be checked, then competition at the Panathenaea would have devolved into a contest to see who best remembered lines from Homer. If, at the other extreme, there was as yet only a general notion of what episodes went where, in an otherwise unadorned and fluid “oral” text of the poems, then each rhapsode would be judged for composition‐in‐performance – a much tougher, but more rewarding, activity, for both artist and audience.

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