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I. Understanding of the concept in ancient and modern times

Just as the term ‘art’ did not exist in antiquity, there was no term for ‘artist’ either. Only the changed conceptions of the artist in post-classical theory of art and artistic practice have formed the modern interpretation of the mat…

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Donohue, Alice A. (Bryn Mawr), “Artists”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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