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Archaism [II]
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II. Archaeology

The definition and application of this term, which has been transferred by modern scholars from Hellenistic literary criticism (ἀρχαισμός/archaismós, ἀρχαίζειν/archaízein = 'to archaize') to the fine arts, are disputed. Archaism exists where works of art from the Classical period and later (from c. 480 BC) intentionally adopt aspects of the Late Archaic period (2nd half of the 6th cent. BC). Such aspects are especially hair and beard styles, garments (zigzag folds) and m…

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Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Archaism [II]”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12219660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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