Literary and Art Criticism in Greece
Plato, Aristotle, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Demetrius, Plutarch, Philostratus, Longinus are some of the authors we will read and discuss in this seminar. The main questions we will explore are : How do these authors talk about aesthetic judgments in the realm of art, performance, and literature? Is there a concept of taste in Greek antiquity? The vocabulary of judgment about visual and verbal artifacts. Does visual perception affect aural perception ? Sociological and political parameters in aesthetic judgment.