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Celtic-Germanic Antiquity
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A. Introduction

The Celts and Germans were still in many respects considered as a single entity in the 18th century, either because they were often believed to be the same people or because the names were thought to be interchangeable. As in the 16th and 17th century, engagement with them was based mainly on Greek and Latin texts. The first archaeological finds and monuments were also coming into consideration (Archaeology) but it was often only in the 19th century that these began to be dated reliably. T…

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Maier, Bernhard, “Celtic-Germanic Antiquity”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment, English edition by Christina C. Harker; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2021). Original German-language edition: Das 18. Jahrhundert: Lexikon zur Antikerezeption in Aufklärung und Klassizismus. Herausgegeben von Joachim Jacob und Johannes Süßmann. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester, Jörg Rüpke und Helmuth Schneider, Band 13. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2018). Consulted online on 22 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_COM_219708>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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