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

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Greek/Roman antithesis
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A. Introduction

The controversy known in German as the Griechenstreit (‘Quarrel over the Greeks’) unfolded during the European Enlightenment in relation to an antithesis of Greek and Roman art, with parties arguing over which was superior and how to describe the historical relationship between the two: as a process of decline and superficialization or one of emulation and consummation (History, models of). The speci…

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Süßmann, Johannes, “Greek/Roman antithesis”, 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 27 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_COM_217830>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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