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Published: 15 October 2013

304 Pages | 3 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199695843

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Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity

Aesthetics and History in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

Classical Presences

  • Considers the emergence of modern classical scholarship (Altertumswissenschaft) within a transnational, not merely a German, context
  • Combines perspectives from the history of classical scholarship and the history of science and of ideas
  • Brings together consideration of well-known figures, such as Friedrich August Wolf and Johann Gottfried Herder, with lesser-known names such as Christian Gottlob Heyne
  • Based on careful study of Winckelmann's correspondence and archival material, as well as his published works
  • This is the first in-depth, English-language consideration of Winckelmann's eighteenth-century German reception since Henry Caraway Hatfield's Winckelmann and his German critics: a prelude to the classical age (1943).

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