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The Resource An inquiry into the symbolical language of ancient art and mythology, Richard Payne Knight

An inquiry into the symbolical language of ancient art and mythology, Richard Payne Knight

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An inquiry into the symbolical language of ancient art and mythology
Title
An inquiry into the symbolical language of ancient art and mythology
Statement of responsibility
Richard Payne Knight
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This influential work of 1818 by dilettante and critic Richard Payne Knight (1751-1824) has stood the test of time. The study investigates the sexual symbolism of the art of different religions, providing a key to the mythology of the ancients and fostering a clear understanding of the canons and principles of art. An eminent art historian, collector and textual critic, Knight led the way in convincing British taste that Roman art was inferior to Greek, arguing that Greek art was the more authentic and original. Here, he calls for more correct versions of Homer, Plato and other Hellenic writers, to obtain accurate perceptions of Grecian ideas. Demonstrating his in-depth knowledge of classical architecture and literature, and drawing upon his considerable resources as a collector, Knight analyses the genetic character of symbols, and the patterns of their occurrence in different cultures
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UkCbUP
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1750-1824
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Knight, Richard Payne
Dewey number
709.01
Index
index present
LC call number
N5333
LC item number
.K7 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Spiritualism and esoteric knowledge
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  • Art, Ancient
  • Mythology
  • Symbolism
  • Greek literature
Label
An inquiry into the symbolical language of ancient art and mythology, Richard Payne Knight
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : A.J.Valpy, 1818
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontmatter -- AN INQUIRY, &c. &c. -- ALPHABETICAL INDEX
Control code
CR9780511920394
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511920394
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An inquiry into the symbolical language of ancient art and mythology, Richard Payne Knight
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : A.J.Valpy, 1818
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontmatter -- AN INQUIRY, &c. &c. -- ALPHABETICAL INDEX
Control code
CR9780511920394
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511920394
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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