Antiquity, reception of
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The term “reception of Antiquity” denotes the acquisition and appropriation of knowledge from the reality spheres of pagan Greco-Roman Antiquity in analogous and related contexts of later nations and cultures, and in the disciplines of classical studies. It therefore excludes the Christian element of Antiquity, and the appropriation of knowledge from the ancient nations and cultures…

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Landfester, Manfred and Hinz, Berthold, “Antiquity, reception of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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