Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment

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Greek
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A. Introduction

Seen from a distance, the cultural significance of Greek underwent an astonishing evolution. This was part of the fundamental shift in reception that befell Greek Antiquity as a whole after 1750. Following a lull in interest in the language in the 17th century (which Manfred Fuhrmann called a ‘Greek vacuum’) [1977], it became immensely attractive and important as enthusiasm for Greek culture as a whole increased, partic…

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Dehrmann, Mark-Georg, “Greek”, 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 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_COM_217950>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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