By Professor Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M Rosen
How do humans reply to and review their sensory stories of the common and man-made international? What does it suggest to talk of the ‘value’ of aesthetic phenomena? And in comparing human arts and artifacts, what are the standards for achievement or failure?
The 6th in a sequence exploring ‘ancient values’, this ebook investigates from numerous views aesthetic worth in classical antiquity. The essays discover not just the evaluative techniques and phrases utilized to the humanities, but in addition the social and cultural ideologies of aesthetic price itself. Seventeen chapters variety from the ‘life with no the Muses’ to ‘the Sublime’, and from philosophical perspectives to middle-brow and renowned aesthetics.
Aesthetic worth in classical antiquity may be of curiosity to classicists, cultural and artwork historians, and philosophers.
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The 6th in a sequence exploring ‘ancient values’, this ebook investigates from quite a few views aesthetic worth in classical antiquity. The essays discover not just the evaluative thoughts and phrases utilized to the humanities, but additionally the social and cultural ideologies of aesthetic price itself. Seventeen chapters diversity from the ‘life with out the Muses’ to ‘the Sublime’, and from philosophical perspectives to middle-brow and well known aesthetics.
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Poesia, poetiche e storia nella riflessione dei greci. Pisa, 2006. Austin, C. D. Olson, Aristophanes Thesmophoriazusae. Oxford, 2004. 74 For the vocabulary of σκαιότης and ἀγροικία, including their pairing in Ephippus fr. 23 KA and Ar. Nub. 655, see section 2 above. 75 See n. 50 above. 76 For one germane example, see Philodemus’ response to those who accused Epicureans like himself of cultural philistinism (agroikia) because of their reductive view of music (in relation to poetry) at Phld. Mus.
Resp. 401–403. Nehamas 2007, 73, despite his own platonizing strands of thought, ignores this passage when he states, ‘Plato himself did not include art among the proper expressions of culture’; contrast Burnyeat 1999, esp. 217–222. 72 For my own attempt at a new reading, see Halliwell 2011a, 179–207. 73 In Halliwell 2011a, 191–193 I insist, against the grain of prevailing orthodoxy, on the apologetic function of the ‘ancient quarrel’ motif. 42 stephen halliwell avoids the term amousia itself but uses others which belong to a cluster of vocabulary we have seen associated with it.
Ar. Av. 782, Eccl. 974a, fr. 348 KA. On ‘blending’ (συγκαταµειγνύς) the Graces with the Muses at HF 674–675, note the same verb at Xen. Hier. 2, where it denotes immersing the mind in sympotic celebrations (and escaping from life’s problems); cf. Halliwell 2008, 112–113. 27 Pind. Ol. 5–6. amousia: living without the muses 25 play, Eur. HF. ) Moreover, in the second antistrophe they claim an explicitly ethical function for their songs. Comparing themselves to the Delian maidens who perform paeans at Apollo’s temple on that island,28 they think of themselves (and in a sense assume the role of) singing a paean outside Heracles’ palace like a dying swan.
Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity by Professor Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M Rosen