Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity
Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M. Rosen
BRILL, Sep 6, 2012 - Philosophy - 486 pages
How do people respond to and evaluate their sensory experiences of the natural and man-made world? What does it mean to speak of the value of aesthetic phenomena? And in evaluating human arts and artifacts, what are the criteria for success or failure? The sixth in a series exploring ancient values, this book investigates from a variety of perspectives aesthetic value in classical antiquity. The essays explore not only the evaluative concepts and terms applied to the arts, but also the social and cultural ideologies of aesthetic value itself. Seventeen chapters range from the life without the Muses to the Sublime, and from philosophical views to middle-brow and popular aesthetics. "Aesthetic value in classical antiquity" should be of interest to classicists, cultural and art historians, and philosophers.
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Chapter One General Introduction
Living without the Muses
Chapter Three Is the Sublime an Aesthetic Value?
The Aesthetics of Nonsense in the Ancient Greek Symposium
Chapter Five The Aesthetic Value of Music in Platonic Thought
An Objective Aesthetics of Seniors in Platos Laws
Performance Pleasure and Value in Aristotles Politics
Chapter Eight Audience Poetic Justice and Aesthetic Value in Aristotles Poetics
Chapter Twelve Art Aesthetics and the Hero in Vergils Aeneid
On Valuing Roman Imperial Architecture
Chapter Fourteen Poetry Politics and Pleasure in Quintilian
Literary Judgments as Personal Critiques in Roman Satire
Chapter Sixteen Captive Audience? The Aesthetics of nefas in Senecan Drama
Education in Eros through Aesthetics in Longus Daphnis and Chloe
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