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    Themes of Beauty in classical/ancient literature

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    I am looking for a list of primary sources from ancient Greek or Roman writings with themes of beauty. I need about 20 sources. Thanks.

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    Aesthetics as a distinct branch on enquiry really comes into its own in the eighteenth century. Before, that works specifically devoted to art and beauty are rare; it is more common to find comments on those themes interspersed in works devoted to other subjects. So, the few texts that are specifically focused on these topics are obvious first choices. The most significant are Plato's, first and foremost ...