The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient Aesthetics.pdf

The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient Aesthetics

Anne Sheppard

With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination (phantasia in Greek) was used in ancient aesthetics and literary theory. The Greeks and Romans tended to think of the production of works of art in terms of imitation, either of the world around us or of a transcendent ideal world, rather than in terms of originality and creativity. Study of the way phantasia is used in ancient writing about literature and art reveals important features of the ancient approach to the arts and in doing so will also shed light on modern concepts of imagination and the literary and artistic differences between realism and allegory. Covering a range of literary and philosophical material from the beginnings of Greek literature down to the Neoplatonist philosophers of late antiquity, The Poetics of Phantasia discusses three discrete senses of imagination in ancient thought. Firstly, phantasia as visualization is explored: when a writer brings before his eyes what he is describing and enables his audience or reader to visualise it likewise.
The second theory of phantasia is that which is capable not only of conveying images from sense-perception but also of receiving images from intellectual and supra-intellectual faculties in the soul, and thus helping people grasp mathematical, metaphysical or even mystical concepts. Finally, phantasia is seen as a creative power which can conjure up an image that points beyond itself and to express ideas outside our everyday experience.

The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient ...

1.99 MB DATEIGRÖSSE
1472507657 ISBN
Englisch SPRACHE
The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient Aesthetics.pdf

Technik

PC und Mac

Lesen Sie das eBook direkt nach dem Herunterladen über "Jetzt lesen" im Browser, oder mit der kostenlosen Lesesoftware Adobe Digital Editions.

iOS & Android

Für Tablets und Smartphones: Unsere Gratis tolino Lese-App

Andere eBook Reader

Laden Sie das eBook direkt auf dem Reader im Hugendubel.de-Shop herunter oder übertragen Sie es mit der kostenlosen Software Sony READER FOR PC/Mac oder Adobe Digital Editions.

Reader

Öffnen Sie das eBook nach der automatischen Synchronisation auf dem Reader oder übertragen Sie es manuell auf Ihr tolino Gerät mit der kostenlosen Software Adobe Digital Editions.

Aktuelle Bewertungen

avatar
Sofia Voigt

Get this from a library! The poetics of Phantasia : imagination in ancient aesthetics. [Anne D R Sheppard] -- "With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient ...

avatar
Matteo Müller

About The Poetics of Phantasia. With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination (phantasia in Greek) was used in ancient aesthetics and literary theory. The Poetics of Phantasia. Imagination in Ancient ...

avatar
Noel Schulze

The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient ... Compre The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient Aesthetics (Criminal Practice Series) (English Edition) de Sheppard, Anne na Amazon.com.br. Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e livros digitais exclusivos.

avatar
Jason Lehmann

Get this from a library! The poetics of phantasia : imagination in ancient aesthetics. [Anne D R Sheppard] -- With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient ...

avatar
Jessica Kohmann

The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient Aesthetics: Amazon.it: Anne Sheppard: Libri in altre lingue. Passa al contenuto principale. Iscriviti a Prime Ciao, Accedi Account e liste Accedi Account e liste Ordini Iscriviti a Prime Carrello. Tutte le categorie. VAI The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient ...