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

E. M. Butler


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Originally released in 1935, this publication offers a research of the robust impact exercised through historic Greek tradition on German writers from the eighteenth century onwards. The textual content takes as its place to begin Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–68), who was once of basic significance to the advent of Hellenistic principles in the German highbrow culture. this is often by way of a chronological dialogue of alternative key figures, reminiscent of Goethe, Schiller and Heine, revealing the complex courting among those principles and the expression of an explicitly Germanic identification. a close index and bibliography also are incorporated, including illustrative figures. This publication might be of price to somebody with an curiosity in German literature, historical Greece and literary feedback.

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