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Early Greek Epic is peopled by many stunning divinities and handsome humans. Some produce apt speeches or bewitching song. Characters use a variety of well-made artefacts: they drive exceptional chariots, drink from specially crafted cups, and wield lavishly decorated shields. The epic style is generously equipped to convey aesthetic idealization. What is aesthetically pleasing is integral to epic’s world of ‚bestness‘. Still, early epic’s seemingly shiny surface has many interesting cracks and blotches; and beauty, too, is no simple matter at second glance. The LMU-workshop aims to study which aesthetic criteria are relevant in early Greek Epic and how aesthetics contributes to early Greek epic’s idealization of the past.
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 02/10/2020, 09/10/2020
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Department of Classics at the University of Munich (LMU) i
- Prof. Dr. Robert MAYHEW (Seton Hall University)
– Prof. Dr. René NÜNLIST (Cologne University)