Research group (E-I) aims to investigate the (re-)construction and transformation of ancient spaces and spatial concepts in the arts in post-ancient times. The group was to examine different forms of artistic transformation through imagination, construction, and resemantization, focused on the period between the early Middle Ages and the middle of the 19th century. There were four issues of central interest: the transposition of spolia; the interplay between factography and imagination in travelogues; the fictionalization and resemantization of ancient spaces in medieval literature; and finally the representation of the afterlife, based on ancient spatial concepts.


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