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Style Matters: The Life-Worlds of Ancient Literature

  • Damian A. StockingEmail author
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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 109)

Abstract

Positing first that the history of literature, like the history of any art, is a history of style, this paper attempts to develop an ontological theory of style, in which style becomes the means whereby artist and audience share in a way of experiencing the world as a whole, as a “life-world” of connected existential possibilities. The history of literature and art therefore constitute, from this perspective, a history of the ways in which we as humans have experienced “being-in-the-world,” as my closing comparative analysis of Homer and Herodotus in terms of Archaic and Classical Greek statuary and philosophy attempts to show.

Keywords

Artistic Style Ancient Literature Stylistic Innovation Literary Style Ontological Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Occidental CollegeLos AngelesUSA

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