Festivals, Symposia, and the Performance of Greek Poetry

TitleFestivals, Symposia, and the Performance of Greek Poetry
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMartin, RP
EditorDestrée, P, Murray, P
Book TitleA companion to ancient aesthetics
Series TitleBlackwell companions to the ancient world
PublisherWiley Blackwell
ISBN9781444337648 (hbk); 9781119009795 (online)

To claim that anything – person, horse, or poem – is beautiful requires criteria. These arise from individual training, shared traditions, broad norms of value, or tacit notions about utility and skill. Ancient Greek culture, like most, never systematically articulated such inte