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date: 22 September 2019

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This chapter focuses on the modern historiography of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome and its relationship with modern intellectual history. It begins with an analysis of two fundamental conditions that have shaped the modern historiography of the Greek and Roman visual arts: the fragmentary survival of the remains of the Classical past and the normative position of the Classical cultures in Western civilization. It then turns to Greek and Roman texts bearing on the historiography of the visual arts. The chapter concludes with a discussion of recent and current approaches to the historiography of Greek and Roman art and architecture.

Keywords: ancient Greece, ancient Rome, architecture, art, Classical cultures, historiography, intellectual history, visual arts, Western civilization

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