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A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics / Edition 1

A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics / Edition 1

by Pierre Destree, Penelope Murray
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ISBN-13: 9781444337648
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/20/2015
Series: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series , #121
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Pierre Destrée is Associate Researcher at the FNRS andAssociate Professor at the University of Louvain, Belgium, where heteaches ancient philosophy. He is the author of a Frenchtranslation of Aristotle's Poetics (2014) and editor ofPlato and the Poets (with F.G. Herrmann, 2011), Plato andMyth: Studies on the Use and Status of Platonic Myths (with C.Collobert and F. Gonzalez, 2012); The Cambridge Companion toAristotle's Politics (with M. Deslauriers, 2013) and What isUp to Us? Causality and Responsibility in Ancient Philosophy(with R. Salles and M. Zingano, 2014).

Penelope Murray was Senior Lecturer and a founding member ofthe Department of Classics at the University of Warwick, UK, beforeretiring in 2008. She continues to work on early Greek poetry andpoetics, 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); ClassicalLiterary Criticism (2000); Music and The Muses: The Cultureof Mousike in the Classical Athenian City (edited with P.Wilson, 2004).

Table of Contents

Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction 1
Pierre Destrée and Penelope Murray

Part I Art in Context 15

1 Greece 17
Richard P. Martin

2 Figures of the Poet in Greek Epic and Lyric 31
Deborah Steiner

3 The Hellenistic World 47
Graham Zanker

4 Rome 68
Thomas Habinek

5 Music and Dance in Greece and Rome 81
Eleonora Rocconi

6 Greek Sculpture 94
Rosemary Barrow

7 Painting and Private Art Collections in Rome 109
Agnès Rouveret

8 Architecture and Society 128
Catherine Saliou

Part II Reflecting on Art 141

9 Literary Criticism and the Poet’s Autonomy 143
Andrew Ford

10 Poetic Inspiration 158
Penelope Murray

11 The Canons of Style 175
Jeffrey Walker

12 Sense and Sensation in Music 188
Armand D’Angour

13 Dance and Aesthetic Perception 204
Anastasia?]Erasmia Peponi

14 Greek Painting and the Challenge of Mimeİs is 218
Hariclia Brecoulaki

15 Ways of Looking at Greek Vases 237
François Lissarrague

16 Displaying Sculpture in Rome 248
Thea Ravasi

17 Perceiving Colors 262
M. Michela Sassi

18 The Beauties of Architecture 274
Edmund Thomas

19 Stylistic Landscapes 291
Nancy Worman

20 Conceptualizing the (Visual) “Arts” 307
Michael Squire

Part III Aesthetic Issues 327

21 Mimesis 329
Paul Woodruff

22 Fiction 341
Stephen Halliwell

23 Imagination 354
Anne Sheppard

24 Beauty 366
David Konstan

25 Unity, Wholeness, and Proportion 381
Malcolm Heath

26 The Sublime 393
James I. Porter

27 Poikilia 406
Adeline Grand-Clément

28 Wonder 422
Christine Hunzinger

29 Tragic Emotions 438
Christof Rapp

30 Laughter 455
Ralph M. Rosen

31 Pleasure 472
Pierre Destrée

32 Art and Morality 486
Elizabeth Asmis

33 Art and Value 505
Michael Silk

Index of Subjects 518

Index of Ancient Texts Discussed 527

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