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Author Grethlein, Jonas, 1978- author
Title Aesthetic experiences and classical antiquity : the significance of form in narratives and pictures / Jonas Grethlein, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  180.901 G834    AVAILABLE    30580003405961
 Ethnology Library  BH108 .G74 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020862158
Descript xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note "In this bold book, Jonas Grethlein proposes a new dialogue between the fields of Classics and aesthetics. Ancient material, he argues, has the capacity to challenge and re-orientate current debates. Comparisons with modern art and literature help to balance the historicism of classical scholarship with transcultural theoretical critique. Grethlein discusses ancient narratives and pictures in order to explore the nature of aesthetic experience. While our responses to both narratives and pictures are vicarious, the 'as-if' on which they are premised is specifically shaped by the form of the representation. Form emerges as a key to how narratives and pictures constitute an important means of engaging with experience. Combining theoretical reflections with close readings, this book will appeal to textual scholars as well as to art historians"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and indexes
Prologue: the Sirens' song -- Introduction: the 'as-if' of aesthetic experience -- I. Narratives. Narratives: experiencing time ; The reconfiguration of time in Heliodorus' Ethiopica ; Beyond Heliodorus: François Ozon, Dans la maison -- II. Pictures. Pictures: the detached gaze ; Seeing (in) ancient vases ; Beyond ancient vase-painting: Rabih Mroué, The Fall of a Hair -- Epilogue: the Sirens in Los Angeles
Subject Aesthetics, Ancient
Arts, Classical -- Philosophy
Classical antiquities in art
Classical literature -- History and criticism
Classical antiquities in literature
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General. bisacsh
Aesthetics, Ancient. fast (OCoLC)fst00798742
Classical antiquities in art. fast (OCoLC)fst00863462
Classical antiquities in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00863463
Classical literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00863509
Criticism, interpretation, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01411635
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