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Philological Seminar
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A. Terminology (CT)

'Seminar' denotes 1) a  research and educational institution (normally university-based), 2) a specific working form of university teaching, learning and research. The Latin seminarium literally meant 'nursery' or 'seedbed' and is found applied metaphorically to human groups for the first time in Cicero (Cat. 2,23; Off. 1,54; cf. Liv. 6,12,5). The Christian Middle Ages called arrangements…

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Holtermann, Martin (Mannheim RWG), “Philological Seminar”, 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 05 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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