95 - Anne Sheppard on Ancient Aesthetics

Anne Sheppard discusses ancient aesthetics, touching on poetry, visual art and music in thinkers from Plato to Proclus.

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Further Reading: 

• A. Sheppard, Studies on the 5th and 6th Essays of Proclus' Commentary on the Republic (Göttingen: 1980).

• A. Sheppard, Aesthetics. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art (Oxford: 1987).

• A. Sheppard, "Phantasia and Inspiration in Neoplatonism," in M. Joyal (ed.), Studies in Plato and the Platonic Tradition (Leiden: 1997), 201-10.

• A. Sheppard, "The Mirror of Imagination: the Influence of Timaeus 70e ff.," in A. Sheppard and R.W. Sharples (eds),   Ancient Approaches to Plato's Timaeus (London: 2003), 203-12.

• A. Sheppard and O. Bychkov, Greek and Roman Aesthetics (Cambridge: 2010).

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Ancient Aesthetics

Wonderful discussion, wide-ranging but trenchant too. The whole series looks invaluable.