Stephen Halliwell

Stephen Halliwell is Professor of Greek at the University of St Andrews. In his extensive publications on Greek literature and philosophy he has specialised in ancient poetic and aesthetic theory: his works in this area include a monograph on Aristotle’s Poetics (1986, 1998), a commentary on Plato Republic 10 (1988), and two translations of Aristotle’s Poetics (one for the Loeb Library, 1995). Two of his books, The Aesthetics of Mimesis: Ancient Texts and Modern Problems (2002) and Greek Laughter: a Study of Cultural Psychology from Homer to Early Christianity (2008), have won international prizes. His most recent book is Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus (2011).

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