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J. Todd, Loeb Classical Library, p. 2, trans. by O. J. Todd, Loeb Classical Library, p. 421 Further reading Else, Gerald F. (1957) Aristotle’s Poetics: The Argument, Harvard Else, Gerald F. (1958) ‘ “Imitation” in the ﬁfth century’ Classical Philology 53 pp. 73–90 Halliwell, Stephen (1986) Aristotle’s Poetics, Duckworth Kristeller, Paul Oscar (1965) ‘The modern system of the arts’, in Renaissance Thought II: Papers on Humanism and the Arts, Harper Torchbooks, pp. 163–227 Pollitt, J. J. (1974) The Ancient View of Greek Art: Criticism, History, and Terminology, Yale University Press Schweitzer, B.
Now, what is a mimema and what kinds of activity were connoted by mimesis according to the ancient outlook? Traditionally the English word ‘imitation’ is used, although inadequately, to translate the Greek word mimesis and the philosophical discussion of the behaviour denoted by mimesis is commonly called ‘the theory of imitation’. The theory of mimesis was not, however, a well-articulated theory but was rather a fundamental outlook shared by most authors, philosophers and educated audiences in the classical period, in antiquity as a whole, and even later.
Between what we receive from our senses and what the intellect provides us with. Aesthetics should be concerned with sensuous knowledge as logic is concerned with intellectual knowledge. And the Fine Arts were regarded as man’s most subtle explorations of the capacities of our higher senses, sight and hearing. The innovation of the eighteenth century was to regard these explorations as goals in themselves (autotely) and to give them an institutional place of their own in western society and culture (autonomy; the ‘art world’ to use Arthur Danto’s modern term).
A Companion to Art Theory (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies) by Paul Smith, Carolyn Wilde