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There are three aspects to the centrality of German thought to Hellenism. The ﬁrst is the aesthetic appreciation of the Hellene, as delineated by Johann Winckelmann (1717– 68) and other German Romantics, such as Lessing, Herder, Goethe and Schiller. The second is the sizeable contribution of Friedrich Hegel (1770– 1854), and in particular his idea that what matters in writing and relating history is the existence or otherwise of a historical geist (spirit). The third is Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1844– 1900) unique take on the tragedy of Prometheus.
Thus by the last quarter of the century, the science of anthropology had come of age. However, whereas it was fairly straightforward to classify, say, technology, archaeology, zoology, and palaeontology as belonging to either the cultural or physical branch of anthropology, the science of language or linguistics was proving harder and more controversial to deﬁne and classify. The science of language or comparative philology had its earliest antecedence in (Late) Renaissance Europe. The Italian traveller F.
According to Humphrey Trevelyan in Goethe and the Greeks (1941), Johann Goethe (1749– 1832) saw in them [the Greeks] a people that had understood better than any other how to give form to life on a great scale. 77 In other words, the notion that the study of nature was in some way ‘toilsome’ would have mystiﬁed both Goethe and his Greeks. Goethe was not, it has to be said, averse to 32 ANCIENT PERSIA IN WESTERN HISTORY extolling the qualities of the Greeks. His fascination, however, was, in the main, with the beautiful complexity of the inner life of the (Greek) man: Greek tragedy [.
Ancient Persia in Western history : Hellenism and the representation of the Achaemenid Empire by Sasan Samiei