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Sound and the ancient senses / edited by Shane Butler and Sarah Nooter.

Other author/creatorButler, Shane, 1970- editor.
Other author/creatorNooter, Sarah, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionx, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series The senses in antiquity
Senses in antiquity.
Summary Sound leaves no ruins and no residues, even though it is experienced constantly. It is ubiquitous but fleeting. Even silence has sound, even absence resonates. Sound and the Ancient Senses aims to hear the lost sounds of antiquity, from the sounds of the human body to those of the gods, from the bathhouse to the Forum, from the chirp of a cicada to the music of the spheres. Sound plays so great a role in shaping our environments as to make it a sounding board for thinking about the self and its connection to others, as well as about space and ecology, emotions and experience, mortality and the divine, orality and textuality. From antiquity to the present day, poets and philosophers have strained to hear the ways that sounds structure our world and identities. This volume looks at theories and practices of hearing and producing sounds in ritual contexts, medicine, mourning, music, poetry, drama, erotics, philosophy, rhetoric, linguistics, vocality, and on the page, and shows how ancient ideas of sound still shape how and what we hear today. As the first comprehensive introduction to the soundscapes of antiquity, this volume makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning fields of sound and voice studies and is the final volume of the Senses in Antiquity series.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Sound and the ancient senses. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018 9781315648248
LCCN 2018008875
ISBN9781138120389 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1138120383 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781138481664 paperback
ISBN1138481661 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book
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