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The 1st of its variety, A better half to historical Aesthetics offers a synoptic view of the humanities, which crosses conventional barriers and explores the cultured event of the ancients throughout various media-oral, aural, visible, and literary.

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• Explores the classy adventure of the ancients throughout various media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visible arts jointly in one quantity
• offers an built-in point of view at the significant subject matters of historical aesthetics which demanding situations conventional demarcations
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Ancient art may not be assigned to a separate sphere and cut off from other social activities, but it is no less art for that. The following brief overview is intended to give the reader some idea of the thinking behind our choice of subject matter and to bring out the connections between the various chapters. Part One, Art in Context, gives some historical orientation and discusses the context in which the various arts were performed and produced. In both cases pleasure is an essential part of the experience, but value judgments and aesthetic choices are inseparable from the social norms.

Pierre Destrée (Chapter 31) considers the responses offered by Gorgias, Plato, and Aristotle: if Plato condemns the strong emotional pleasures we get from tragedy, his own myths are meant to provide his readers with an emotional, and a cognitive, pleasure; according to Aristotle, tragedy as well as music are to provide spectators with the pleasure of the “activity” of the emotions involved, as well as some cognitive pleasures linked to our proper appreciation of the arts in question, while Gorgias, in his Helen, defends the idea that aesthetic pleasure should be linked to an imaginative journey in possible worlds.

Oxford: Oxford University Press. The Aesthetics of Mimesis: Ancient Texts and Modern Problems. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. New York: Oxford University Press. Originally published in the Journal of the History of Ideas, 12 (1951) 496– 527 and 13 (1952) 17–46. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Latin Poetry and the Judgment of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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