Greek and Roman aesthetics

TitleGreek and Roman aesthetics
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
EditorBychkov, O, Sheppard, A
TranslatorBychkov, O, Sheppard, A
Ancient AuthorsProclus Atheniensis Phil. (TLG 4036), Aurelius Augustinus (PHI 2468), Plotinus Phil. (TLG 2000), Plato Phil. (TLG 0059), Aristoteles et Corpus Aristotelicum Phil. (TLG 0086), Philodemus Phil. (TLG 1595), Aristides Quintilianus Mus. (TLG 2054)
Series TitleCambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Number of Pages294 pp.
PublisherCambridge University Press

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. []


BMCR 2011.03.38 Christopher Moore

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