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By Michael Squire

ISBN-10: 1844658651

ISBN-13: 9781844658657

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ISBN-13: 9781844658664

It is to Greek severe considering since we owe our conceptual framework for theorizing the senses, and it's also to such considering that we owe the lasting legacy of Greco-Roman imagery. Sight and the traditional Senses is the 1st thorough advent to the conceptualization of sight within the historical past, visible tradition, literature and philosophy of classical antiquity. studying how the Greeks and Romans interpreted what they observed, the gathering additionally considers sight with regards to the opposite senses.

This quantity brings jointly a few interdisciplinary views to convey a vast and balanced assurance of this topic. members discover the cultural, social and highbrow backdrops that gave upward thrust to historical theories of seeing, from Archaic Greece via to the appearance of Christianity in overdue antiquity. This sequence of specifically commissioned thematic chapters exhibit how theories approximately sight knowledgeable Graeco-Roman philosophy, technological know-how, poetry rhetoric and artwork. the gathering additionally reaches past its Graeco-Roman visible framework, showcasing how old rules have encouraged the longue durée of western sensory considering. Richly illustrated all through, together with a piece of colour plates, Sight and the traditional Senses is a wide-ranging creation to historic theories of seeing with a purpose to be a useful source for college kids and students of classical antiquity.

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