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

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Introduction
(3,334 words)

A. The subject

A.1. A symbol: the Römisches Haus

Between 1791 and 1797, Count Charles Augustus of Saxe-Weimar had a garden house built on a slope overlooking the River Ilm. It would fulfil many functions: as a retreat from the court life of the comital residence, as a prospect and viewpoint in the landscape gardens …

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“Introduction”, 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 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_SIM_231446>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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