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The Tyranny of Greece over Germany
A Study of the Influence Exercised by Greek Art and Poetry over the Great German Writers of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107697645

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  • Originally published in 1935, this book provides a study of the powerful influence exercised by Ancient Greek culture on German writers from the eighteenth century onwards. The text takes as its starting point Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–68), who was of fundamental importance to the introduction of Hellenistic ideas within the German intellectual tradition. This is followed by a chronological discussion of other key figures, such as Goethe, Schiller and Heine, revealing the complicated relationship between these ideas and the expression of an explicitly Germanic identity. A detailed index and bibliography are also included, together with illustrative figures. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in German literature, Ancient Greece and literary criticism.

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107697645
    • length: 370 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Author's note
    1. General survey
    2. The discoverer: Winckelmann (1717–68)
    3. The interpreters: Lessing (1729–81) and Herder (1744–1803)
    4. The creator: Goethe (1749–1832)
    5. The antagonist: Schiller (1759–1805)
    6. The martyr: Höderlin (1770–1843)
    7. The rebel: Heine (1797–1856)
    8. The aftermath
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    E. M. Butler

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