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Discoveries and Rediscoveries

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter complicates the received notion of the Magna Graecia's modern discovery during the 'Hellenic turn’ of eighteenth-century Europe. The historical geography of Leandro Alberti and others ... More


Translating the Love of Philosophy: Jowett and Pater on Plato

Daniel Orrells

in Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236442
eISBN:
9780191728549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter two takes account for the significance of German historical thought in Oxford in the second half of the nineteenth century. Benjamin Jowett, Regius Professor of Greek, helped to re‐organise ... More


Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book contributes to understandings of the history of classical scholarship in eighteenth-century Germany by exploring debates that arose over the work of the classicist and art historian Johann ... More


The Miscellanies of Bland and Merivale

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter locates the original impulse of Britain’s love-affair with Greek epigram at the start of the nineteenth century, in a collaborative miscellany which naturalized the genre within British ... More


Introduction: Winckelmann and the imagined community of classical scholarship, 1790–1930

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter seeks to redirects classicists’ attention to Winckelmann by examining the tradition of panegyric of him that played a central role in the self-representation of German classical ... More


Winckelmann’s Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums and its earliest critical reception

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 develops an analysis of Winckelmann’s most famous work: the Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums. The first two sections consider its sources and structure, seeking to account for its ... More


Winckelmann’s Legacy: Decorum, Textuality, and National Stereotype in the Eighteenth-Century Reception of Homosexuality

Matthew Fox

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses how the eighteenth century responded to Roman homosexuality. Its argument centres upon the idea of decency, proposing that the canonical status of some of the Latin authors who ... More


Pater’s ‘Apollo in Picardy’: The Art of Scholarly Method

Caroline Vout

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As the ‘finest’ of Pater’s imaginary portraits, ‘Apollo in Picardy’ is also one of the most studied. Rather than add to this scholarship by chasing down yet more of its allusions to the classical, ... More


Hellenic Utopias: Pater in the Footsteps of Pausanias

Charlotte Ribeyrol

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Walter Pater’s reading of Pausanias’ Periegesis, books 1, 5, and 6, informed the lectures on Greek art which he delivered at Oxford University in 1878. Pater’s personal ... More


Pater on Sculpture

Elizabeth Prettejohn

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Walter Pater’s essays on ancient sculpture (1880–94) are his least studied works, and the few scholars who have considered them have generally underestimated both their erudition and their ... More


Pater’s ‘Winckelmann’: Aesthetic Criticism and Classical Reception

Stefano Evangelista and Katherine Harloe

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pater’s awareness of how the notion of classicism is embedded in cultural and material history makes him an early theorist of classical reception. Throughout his writings, his understanding of ... More


Eternal Moment: Pater on the Temporality of the Classical Ideal in Art

Whitney Davis

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In part responding to Lessing’s theory of the ‘pregnant moment’ in pictorial art, Pater defined the artistic ideal of classical Greek sculpture as a ‘delicate pause’ that nonetheless has constituted ... More


Greek Sculpture, Beauty, and Morality

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 explores the controversy caused by the Palace’s exhibition of nude sculpture. It unpicks Owen Jones’s claims for Greek sculpture’s moral imperative through writings on beauty, morality, and ... More


Criticism as Poetry?: Lessing’s and the Limits of Critique

Élisabeth Décultot

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

If Laocoon constitutes an attempt to delineate the boundaries of poetry and painting, to what extent can these categories be applied to Lessing’s essay itself? Is Laocoon an exercise in poetry—and ... More


Ruins and Forgetfulness: The Case of Herculaneum

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the question of why Herculaneum failed to capture popular imagination. It suggests that the reasons are not merely to do with the relatively small size of the site, but go back ... More


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