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By Michael Squire

It is to Greek severe wondering because we owe our conceptual framework for theorizing the senses, and it's also to such pondering 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. analyzing how the Greeks and Romans interpreted what they observed, the gathering additionally considers sight relating to the opposite senses.

This quantity brings jointly a couple of interdisciplinary views to convey a wide and balanced assurance of this topic. individuals discover the cultural, social and highbrow backdrops that gave upward push to historic theories of seeing, from Archaic Greece via to the arrival of Christianity in past due antiquity. This sequence of particularly commissioned thematic chapters show how theories approximately sight trained Graeco-Roman philosophy, technological know-how, poetry rhetoric and paintings. the gathering additionally reaches past its Graeco-Roman visible framework, showcasing how historic principles have prompted the longue durée of western sensory considering. Richly illustrated all through, together with a bit of colour plates, Sight and the traditional Senses is a wide-ranging advent to historic theories of seeing in order to be a useful source for college students and students of classical antiquity.

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