The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media—oral, aural, visual, and literary.
- Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the ancient world
- Explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visual arts together in a single volume
- Presents an integrated perspective on the major themes of ancient aesthetics which challenges traditional demarcations
- Raises questions about the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ways of thinking about the place of art in society
Keywords: Ancient aesthetics, aesthetics, Greek poetry, Greek epic and lyric, the Hellenistic world, music and dance in antiquity, literary patronage in Rome, politics in Rome, Roman art, Roman art collections, Roman architecture, Greek architecture, Greek painting, mimesis, Greek vases, Roman sculpture, beauty, poikilia, the sublime, aesthetic pleasure, Aesthetics, Art History & Theory, Aesthetics, Art History & Theory