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Greek and Roman aesthetics / edited and translated by Oleg Bychkov, Anne Sheppard
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
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Subject(s) Aesthetics, Ancient -- Early works to 1800
Aesthetics, Roman -- Early works to 1800
Physical Description xlii, 249 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Language Translated from the Ancient Greek and Latin
Note Machine generated contents note: Gorgias: Encomium of Helen; Plato: Ion; Hippias Major; Symposium; Republic; Phaedrus; Timaeus; Sophist; Xenophon: Memoirs of Socrates; Aristotle: Poetics; Politics; Philodemus: On Poems; On Music; Cicero: On Rhetorical Invention; On the Ideal Orator; Orator; On Moral Ends; On the Nature of the Gods; Tusculan Disputations; On Duties; Seneca: Letters to Lucilius; On the Award and Reception of Favours; Longinus: On Sublimity: Philostratus: Life of Apollonius of Tyana; Pictures; Philostratus the Younger: Pictures; Aristides Quintilianus: On Music; Plotinus: Enneads; Augustine: On Order; On Music; On True Religion; On Free Choice of the Will; Confessions; On the Trinity; Proclus: Commentary on the Timaeus; Commentary on the Republic; Anonymous: Prolegomena to the Philosophy of Plato
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Series Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Alternate Author Bychkov, O. V
Sheppard, Anne D. R

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