Society of Dilettanti
(1,709 words)

[German version]

A. Beginnings (CT)

In the 18th cent. it became customary in educated circles of the English aristocracy for young people to undertake study trips to Italy and especially Rome that often lasted for years (the Grand Tour). As a result, there grew up in Rome a colony of Englishmen who loved art and Classical Antiquity and who devoted themselves not only to the study …

Cite this page
Schwandner, Ernst-Ludwig (Berlin RWG), “Society of Dilettanti”, 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 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲