Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses

Acumen Publishing (2013)

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A path-breaking collection launching a new series of books on the senses in antiquity. Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses presents a radical reappraisal of antiquity's textures, flavours, and aromas, sounds and sights. It offers both a fresh look at society in the ancient world and an opportunity to deepen the reading of classical literature. The book will appeal to readers in classical society and literature, philosophy and cultural history. All Greek and Latin is translated and technical matters are explained for the non-specialist. The introduction sets the ancient senses within the history of aesthetics and the subsequent essays explore the senses throughout the classical period and on to the modern reception of classical literature.
Keywords Senses and sensation History  Aesthetics, Ancient  Aesthetics, Ancient  Senses and sensation  Synästhesie  Antike  Ästhetische Wahrnehmung
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Call number BD214.S96 2013
ISBN(s) 9781844655618   9781844655625
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