Brill’s New Pauly

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Preface to the whole work

The NEW PAULY is a Reallexikon or encyclopaedia of the ancient world. It is supposed to be a practical reference work for everyday use, also to those, who like the classic German authors Herder, Goethe and Schiller "only know a very modest amount of Greek" (W. v. Humboldt, 1795). To remain readable and clear it offers simple paraphrases, quotes in translation, as well as numerous illustrations, survey maps and tables.

The NEW PAULY is intend…

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“Preface”, 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 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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