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The Senses in Antiquity


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Touch and the Ancient Senses

Touch and the Ancient Senses

Alex Purves
November 20, 2017

Unlike the other senses, touch ranges beyond a single sense organ, encompassing not only the skin but also the interior of the body. It mediates almost every aspect of interpersonal relations in antiquity, from the everyday to the erotic, just as it also provides a primary point of contact between...

Taste and the Ancient Senses

Taste and the Ancient Senses

Kelli C. Rudolph
August 08, 2017

Olives, bread, meat and wine: it is deceptively easy to evoke ancient Greece and Rome through a few items of food and drink. But how were their tastes different from ours? How did they understand the sense of taste itself, in relation to their own bodies and to other modes of sensory experience?...

Sight and the Ancient Senses

Sight and the Ancient Senses

Michael Squire
December 07, 2015

It is to Greek critical thinking about seeing that we owe our conceptual framework for theorizing the senses, and it is also to such thinking that we owe the lasting legacy of Greco-Roman imagery. Sight and the Ancient Senses is the first thorough introduction to the conceptualization of sight in...

Smell and the Ancient Senses

Smell and the Ancient Senses

Mark Bradley
December 12, 2014

From flowers and perfumes to urban sanitation and personal hygiene, smell—a sense that is simultaneously sublime and animalistic—has played a pivotal role in western culture and thought. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers lost no opportunity to connect the smells that bombarded their senses to...

Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses

Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses

Shane Butler, Alex Purves
August 18, 2014

Like us, the ancient Greeks and Romans came to know and understand the world through their senses. Yet sensory experience has rarely been considered in the study of antiquity and, when the senses are examined, sight is regularly privileged. 'Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses' presents a radical...

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