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

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Mythology
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A. Principles

The presence and role of classical mythology in the 18th century can be summarized as follows: it served as a convention of artistic expression, but it also became a battleground for a Christian society and one that saw itself as Enlightened. Ultimately, it underwent a revolutionary reinterpretation that would stimulate a new philosophical, a…

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Matuschek, Stefan, “Mythology”, 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 29 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_COM_222703>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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