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Greek and Roman Aesthetics by Oleg V. Bychkov, Anne Sheppard


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Edited and translated by Oleg V. Bychkov, Anne Sheppard

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This anthology of philosophical texts by Greek and Roman authors brings together works from the late fifth century BC to the sixth century AD that comment on major aesthetic issues such as the perception of beauty and harmony in music and the visual arts, structure and style in literature, and aesthetic judgement. It includes important texts by Plato and Aristotle on the status and the role of the arts in society and in education, and Longinus’ reflections on the sublime in literature, in addition to less well-known writings by Philodemus, Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Augustine and Proclus. Most of the texts have been newly translated for this volume, and some are available in English for the first time.

A detailed introduction traces the development of classical aesthetics from its roots in Platonism and Aristotelianism to its ultimate form in late Antiquity.

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Weight.474 kg
Author

Oleg V. Bychkov, Anne Sheppard

Title

Greek and Roman Aesthetics

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Pages

294

Book binding

paperback

Condition

new

Release date

24 Jun 2010

ISBN/EAN        9780521547925

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