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Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity
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Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

Abstract

This book contributes to understandings of the history of classical scholarship in eighteenth-century Germany by exploring debates that arose over the work of the classicist and art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann between the publication of his Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums (History of the Art of Antiquity) in 1764 and the end of the eighteenth century. Winckelmann’s eloquent articulation of the cultural and aesthetic value of studying the ancient Greeks, his adumbration of a new method (style analysis) for studying ancient artworks, and his provision of a model of cultural-historic ... More

Keywords: Winckelmann, Heyne, Wolf, Herder, classical scholarship, aesthetics, Altertumswissenschaft, history of scholarship, antiquity, style, philology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695843
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Harloe, author
Lecturer in Classics, University of Reading

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