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  • Touch and the Ancient Senses

    Edited by Alex Purves

    Unlike the other senses, touch ranges beyond a single sense organ, encompassing not only the skin but also the interior of the body. It mediates almost every aspect of interpersonal relations in antiquity, from the everyday to the erotic, just as it also provides a primary point of contact between…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    The Senses in Antiquity

  • Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses

    By Shane Butler, Alex Purves

    Like us, the ancient Greeks and Romans came to know and understand the world through their senses. Yet sensory experience has rarely been considered in the study of antiquity and, when the senses are examined, sight is regularly privileged. 'Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses' presents a radical…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18
    The Senses in Antiquity

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