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By Pierre Destrée, Penelope Murray

ISBN-10: 1444337645

ISBN-13: 9781444337648

The first of its type, A spouse to historical Aesthetics offers a synoptic view of the humanities, which crosses conventional obstacles and explores the classy event of the ancients throughout a variety of media—oral, aural, visible, and literary.

  • Investigates the numerous ways that the humanities have been skilled and conceptualized within the old world
  • Explores the classy event of the ancients throughout quite a number media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visible arts jointly in one volume
  • Presents an built-in standpoint at the significant topics of old aesthetics which demanding situations conventional demarcations
  • Raises questions about the similarities and transformations among historic and smooth methods of puzzling over where of paintings in society

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Most opaque is the role of the individual evaluator. Even in the most well documented cases A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics, First Edition. Edited by Pierre Destrée and Penelope Murray. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 18 Richard P. Martin from Athens, we know neither the exact procedures for picking the 10 official judges each year, nor how they formed their aesthetic views. Just as jurors in a modern court of law never officially reveal the reasoning behind their verdicts, no ancient judge of a dramatic competition, a contest in singing to the accompaniment of pipes, or a recitation of Homer needed to record what prompted his favorable vote.

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As Solon’s fr. 36 W, with its retrospective account of the reforms the statesman brought about, illustrates, his activity in the civic and legislative spheres proves inseparable from his poetic identity, and both poet and law‐giver become intercalated roles between which the work’s performer oscillates: Before achieving what of the things for which I brought the dēmos together did I cease?

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