A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

Author: Pierre Destrée,Penelope Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444337645

Category: History

Page: 552

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The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media oral, aural, visual, and literary. Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the ancient world Explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visual arts together in a single volume Presents an integrated perspective on the major themes of ancient aesthetics which challenges traditional demarcations Raises questions about the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ways of thinking about the place of art in society
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The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library

An Anthology of Ancient Writings which Relate to Pythagoras and Pythagorean Philosophy

Author: Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie,David R. Fideler

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9780933999510

Category: Philosophy

Page: 361

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This anthology, the largest collection of Pythagorean writings ever to appear in English, contains the four ancient biographies of Pythagoras and over 25 Pythagorean and Neopythagorean writings from the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The material of this book is indispensable for anyone who wishes to understand the real spiritual roots of Western civilization.
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The Science of Harmonics in Classical Greece

Author: Andrew Barker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468626

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The ancient science of harmonics investigates the arrangements of pitched sounds which form the basis of musical melody, and the principles which govern them. It was the most important branch of Greek musical theory, studied by philosophers, mathematicians and astronomers as well as by musical specialists. This 2007 book examines its development during the period when its central ideas and rival schools of thought were established, laying the foundations for the speculations of later antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It concentrates particularly on the theorists' methods and purposes and the controversies that their various approaches to the subject provoked. It also seeks to locate the discipline within the broader cultural environment of the period; and it investigates, sometimes with surprising results, the ways in which the theorists' work draws on and in some cases influences that of philosophers and other intellectuals.
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Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics

Author: Andrew Barker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521553728

Category: History

Page: 281

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Examines the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy for investigating the structures underlying musical melody.
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The Many-Headed Muse

Tradition and Innovation in Late Classical Greek Lyric Poetry

Author: Pauline A. LeVen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018536

Category: History

Page: 386

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Examines Greek songs composed between 440 and 323 BC and argues for the vividness and diversity of lyric culture.
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Gymnasium

Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und humanistische Bildung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical education

Page: N.A

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Consensus, Concordia and the Formation of Roman Imperial Ideology

Author: John Alexander Lobur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135867526

Category: History

Page: 336

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This book concerns the relationship between ideas and power in the genesis of the Roman empire. The self-justification of the first emperor through the consensus of the citizen body constrained him to adhere to ‘legitimate’ and ‘traditional’ forms of self-presentation. Lobur explores how these notions become explicated and reconfigured by the upper and mostly non-political classes of Italy and Rome. The chronic turmoil experienced in the late republic shaped the values and program of the imperial system; it molded the comprehensive and authoritative accounts of Roman tradition and history in a way that allowed the system to appear both traditional and historical. This book also examines how shifts in rhetorical and historiographical practices facilitated the spreading and assimilation of shared ideas that allowed the empire to cohere.
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On the Pythagorean Life

Author: Iamblichus

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853233268

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

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The Pythagorean Life is the most extensive surviving source on Pythagoreanism, and has wider interest as an account of the religious aspirations of late antiquity. "...admirably clear translation and sensible introduction"—The Classical Review
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Greek Reflections on the Nature of Music

Author: Flora R. Levin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521518903

Category: History

Page: 340

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In this book, Flora Levin explores how and why music was so important to the ancient Greeks. She examines the distinctions that they drew between the theory of music as an art ruled by number and the theory wherein number is held to be ruled by the art of music. These perspectives generated more expansive theories, particularly the idea that the cosmos is a mirror-image of music's structural elements and, conversely, that music by virtue of its cosmic elements - time, motion, and the continuum - is itself a mirror-image of the cosmos. These opposing perspectives gave rise to two opposing schools of thought, the Pythagorean and the Aristoxenian. Levin argues that the clash between these two schools could never be reconciled because the inherent conflict arises from two different worlds of mathematics. Her book shows how the Greeks' appreciation of the profundity of music's interconnections with philosophy, mathematics, and logic led to groundbreaking intellectual achievements that no civilization has ever matched.
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The Indo-Europeans

In Search of the Homeland

Author: Alain de Benoist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910524862

Category:

Page: 166

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Who were the Indo-Europeans? From where did they originate? How did they live, and what did they believe? And how and why did they disperse into so many widely varied cultures? "The Indo-Europeans: In Search of the Homeland" by Alain de Benoist offers valuable clues and insights into the origins of our civilisation.
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International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,K. g. Saur

Publisher: K. G. Saur

ISBN: 9783598694301

Category: Learning and scholarship

Page: 2843

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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Augustan Egypt

The Creation of a Roman Province

Author: Livia Capponi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135873690

Category: History

Page: 322

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Authorship and Cultural Identity in Early Greece and China

Patterns of Literary Circulation

Author: Alexander Beecroft

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139484249

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In this book, Alexander Beecroft explores how the earliest poetry in Greece (Homeric epic and lyric) and China (the Canon of Songs) evolved from being local, oral, and anonymous to being textualised, interpreted, and circulated over increasingly wider areas. Beecroft re-examines representations of authorship as found in poetic biographies such as Lives of Homer and the Zuozhuan, and in the works of other philosophical and historical authors like Plato, Aristotle, Herodotus, Confucius, and Sima Qian. Many of these anecdotes and narratives have long been rejected as spurious or motivated by naïve biographical criticism. Beecroft argues that these texts effectively negotiated the tensions between local and pan-cultural audiences. The figure of the author thus served as a catalyst to a sense of shared cultural identity in both the Greek and Chinese worlds. It also facilitated the emergence of both cultures as the bases for cosmopolitan world orders.
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Aristoxenus of Tarentum

Discussion

Author: Carl A. Huffman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412843014

Category: History

Page: 382

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Heraclides of Pontus hailed from the shores of the Black Sea. He studied with Aristotle in Plato's Academy, and became a respected member of that school. His interests were diverse. He wrote on the movements of the planets and the basic matter of the universe. He adopted a materialistic theory of soul, which he considered immortal and subject to reincarnation. He discussed pleasure, and like Aristotle, he commented on the Homeric poems. In addition, he concerned himself with religion, music, and medical issues.
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