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"Dance and Aesthetic Perception," in P. Destree, P. Murray (ed.), A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

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Wiley-Blackwell
July 2015

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.

This publication:

  • 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

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi contributed "Dance and Aesthetic Perception" (Chapter 13).