By Professor Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M Rosen
How do humans reply to and review their sensory reviews of the typical and man-made global? What does it suggest to talk of the ‘value’ of aesthetic phenomena? And in comparing human arts and artifacts, what are the factors for fulfillment or failure?
The 6th in a sequence exploring ‘ancient values’, this e-book investigates from a number of 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 no the Muses’ to ‘the Sublime’, and from philosophical perspectives to middle-brow and well known aesthetics.
Aesthetic price in classical antiquity might be of curiosity to classicists, cultural and paintings historians, and philosophers.
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56 below. Note the conjunction of amathia with amousia at Pl. Resp. 411e, quoted in section 4 below; cf. n. 16 above. 54 See Ion of Chios FGrH 392 F13, apud Plut. Vit. Cim. 1; cf. Plut. Vit. Them. 4, Phld. Mus. 4, col. 33–37 (Delattre 2007, with his note 7, II, 419–420), and perhaps a further allusion at Ar. Vesp. 959 (cf. 989), with the discussion in Harmon 2003, 352–361, who takes no account however of Ar. Eq. 984–991. Wilson 2004, 299–300 finds traces of ambiguity in the sources for Themistocles’ relationship to elite musical culture.
Prt. 326b). ’ We might equivalently posit for Plato’s (unlike Aristophanes’) Socrates the view that ‘a life without mousikê is not worth living’. But in his case, there seems more uncertainty about just what kind of mousikê it is which human life requires. In the previous sections of this chapter I used selective evidence from Euripidean and Aristophanic theater to explore some of the ways in which problems of amousia form points of interference within the workings of Athenian/Greek cultural values and thereby draw attention to part of what 59 Although this may be a Pythagorean idea, the reason for supposing it to be such in Burnet 1911, 17 does not meet the point: Aristoxenus fr.
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Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity by Professor Ineke Sluiter, Ralph M Rosen