Down from Olympus
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2003. Paperback. Argues that nineteenth-century philhellenes inherited both an elitist, normative aesthetics and an ascetic, scholarly ethos from their Romantic predecessors; German "neohumanists" promised to reconcile these intellectual commitments, and by so doing, to revitalize education and the arts. Num Pages: 424 pages, 35 halftones. BIC Classification: 1DFG; ACV; ACX; HBJD; HBLL; HBLW; HDDK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 232 x 157 x 25. Weight in Grams: 640. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780691114781
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Title: Down from Olympus
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Binding: Soft cover
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