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The Study of Classical Antiquity at Göttingen

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter shifts briefly away from the study of the Bible and focuses on two classical philologists at Göttingen, important representatives of neohumanism: Johann Matthias Gesner and Christian ... More


The Foundations of Classical Archaeology

Stephen L. Dyson

in In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110975
eISBN:
9780300134971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110975.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the foundations of classical archaeology and discusses the French Academy in Rome, which was founded in 1666 by Louis XIV as a study center where artists could work creatively ... More


Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the ... More


The Early Middle Ages and the Christianization of Europe

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the ease with which the ancient pagan culture was adopted and adapted to fit into a Christian world (without in many cases being actually Christianized) during the Early Middle ... More


The Middle Ages

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the medieval Western technology that drew from classical antiquity, Islamic and Asian societies, and its own original creativity. It observes that diffusion of new technology ... More


Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

David Sedley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks ... More


Warburg’s Renaissance and the Things in Between

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Influenced by Burckhardt and Nietzsche, Warburg promoted a radically new understanding of how the Renaissance inherited a more complex aesthetic heritage from classical antiquity. Yet in the spirit ... More


A Rhetor and His Audience: The Role of Invective

Raffaella Cribiore

in Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on certain of Libanius's orations, returning to consideration of his correspondence only at the end but considering the same issues of credibility and “reality.” It concentrates ... More


Greeks, Romans, Germans: How the Nazis Usurped Europe's Classical Past

Johann Chapoutot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520275720
eISBN:
9780520966154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275720.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Much has been written about the conditions that made possible Hitler's rise and the Nazi takeover of Germany, but when we tell the story of the National Socialist Party, should we not also speak of ... More


Abelard

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Peter Abelard, the first thinker, since Augustine and Boethius, for whom the Problem of Paganism was a central concern. Two of his works in particular are among the most ... More


Ancient Hellenistic Sources of Western Esotericism

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the ancient Hellenistic origins of Western esotericism. It explains that Western esoteric traditions have their basis in certain distinct patterns of thinking about the divine, ... More


The role of ancient remains in the Sarmatian culture of early modern Poland

Barbara Arciszewska

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0014
Subject:
Art, Art History

Visible material remnants of ancient cultures were, for a variety of historical reasons, not particularly abundant in the territories of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569-1795). The past ... More


Introduction

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Renaissance humanism and introduces several concepts that are used throughout the different chapters in the book. Humanism, for example, is defined as an intellectual endeavour ... More


Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard, and Iarla Manny (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Few authors of the Victorian period were as immersed in classical learning as Oscar Wilde. He studied Classics at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford, winning academic prizes and distinctions at both ... More


Antigones

George Steiner

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192819345
eISBN:
9780191670503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192819345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This book examines the far-reaching legacy of one of the great myths of classical antiquity. According to Greek legend, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the ... More


Arachne, Argus, and St. John: Transgressive Art in Dante and Ovid

Teodolinda Barolini

in Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In lieu of the traditional portrayal of Dante as an ingenuous and filial devotee of his classical forerunners, American critics have recently proposed a less benign poet who deliberately revises the ... More


Martial: The World of the Epigram

William Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226252537
eISBN:
9780226252568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252568.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this age of the sound bite, what sort of author could be more relevant than a master of the epigram? Martial, the most influential epigrammatist of classical antiquity, was just such a virtuoso of ... More


Freud on the Acropolis

Vered Lev Kenaan

in The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198827795
eISBN:
9780191866517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827795.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Freud’s essay “A Disturbance of Memory on the Acropolis” is the focus of the third chapter. Freud’s short essay revisits an enigmatic memory from the visit to the Acropolis. Two different yet ... More


Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Joshua Billings, Felix Budelmann, and Fiona Macintosh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Choruses, Ancient and Modern examines the ancient Greek chorus and its afterlives in western culture. Choruses, though absolutely central to the social, political, and religious life of ... More


From the Belle Époque to the Années Folles

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera during the period known as the Belle Époque, which began with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900 and ended with the start of the First World War. ... More


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