Greek and Roman Aesthetics

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Oleg V. Bychkov, Anne Sheppard
Cambridge University Press, Jun 24, 2010 - History - 249 pages
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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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Contents

Greek and Roman aesthetics Gorgias
3
Greek and Roman aesthetics Plato
5
Greek and Roman aesthetics XenoPhon
75
Greek and Roman aesthetics Aristotle
79
Greek and Roman aesthetics Philodemus
109
Greek and Roman aesthetics Cicero
117
Greek and Roman aesthetics Seneca
141
Greek and Roman aesthetics Longinus
147
Greek and Roman aesthetics Philostratus the younger
171
Greek and Roman aesthetics Aristides Quintilianus
173
Greek and Roman aesthetics Plotinus
185
Greek and Roman aesthetics Augustine
201
Greek and Roman aesthetics Procius
235
Greek and Roman aesthetics Anonymous Prolegomena to the Philosophy of Plato
241
Greek and Roman aesthetics Index
244
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Greek and Roman aesthetics Philostratus
167

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About the author (2010)

Oleg V. Bychkov is Professor of Theology, Chair, Department of Theology, St Bonaventure University, New York. He is the co-translator and co-editor, with Allan Bernard Wolter, of John Duns Scotus: The Examined Report of the Paris Lecture (Reportatio I-A), Vol. 1 and 2 (2004 for Vol. 1, 2008 for Vol. 2), and the co-editor, with James Fodor, of Theological Aesthetics After Von Balthasar (2008).

Anne Sheppard is Reader in Ancient Philosophy and Head of Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of Studies of the 5th and 6th Essays of Proclus' Commentary on the Republic (1980) and of Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art (1987).

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