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Classical Studies
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In the early 19th century a new concept of classical studies emerged which no longer regarded itself as an ancillary science to theology but as an independent philological science. The object of research was limited to the "classical" culture of Hellas and Rome whereas the Orient and the ancient Jewish civilization were deliberately excluded from the can…

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Christhard Hoffmann, Bergen, “Classical Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0021>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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