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Published: 29 August 2013

304 Pages | 3 black and white in-text illustrations


ISBN: 9780199695843

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Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity

History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

Classical Presences

  • Original study of eighteenth-century German classical scholarship (Altertumswissenschaft), orientated around several influential figures
  • Locates German scholarship and philhellenism within European broader cultural and social currents
  • Based on careful study of Winckelmann's correspondence and archival material, as well as his published works
  • Includes discussions of Friedrich August Wolf, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Christian Gottlob Heyne