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Author Ferris, David S., 1954- author

Title Silent urns : Romanticism, Hellenism, modernity / David S. Ferris
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2000


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Description xix, 247 pagesages ; 23 cm
Series Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present.
Contents Greece and the invention of culture : Winckelmann -- Silence of Greece : Keats -- Choice of tragedy : From Keats to Schelling -- History of freedom : From Aeschylus to Shelley -- Time of judgment : Shelley's Prometheus unbound -- Recall of thought : Hölderlin
Summary "The study of Greece as an icon of culture appears to be as old as Greece itself. In Silent Urns, the author reveals how Greece attained such significance as the result of the attempt to reconcile individuality, freedom, history, and modernity in eighteenth-century aesthetics. He argues that Winckelmann's History of Ancient Art (1764) produced this reconciliation by developing a concept of culture that effectively defined our modern understanding of the term, as well as our sense of what it is to be modern. From this reconciliation, Greece emerges as the form in which culture is first conceptualized as a historically and politically defined category."--Jacket
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-242) and index
Subject Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von, 1775-1854.
Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843 -- Knowledge -- Greece
Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Knowledge -- Greece
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Knowledge -- Greece
Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768 -- Knowledge -- Greece
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Greek literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
German literature -- Greek influences.
English poetry -- Greek influences.
Mythology, Greek, in literature.
Modernism (Literature)
SUBJECT Greece -- In literature.
LC no. 99086877
ISBN 9780804738484