Představy o vztahu češtiny a řečtiny v klasické filologii 19. a počátku 20. století

Title in English Ideas about the Relationship between Czech and Ancient Greek in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Ideológia v premenách času v pamiatkach gréckej a latinskej tradície
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://fphil.uniba.sk/ideologia
Keywords Řehoř Dankovský; glottogonic ideas; Czech National Revival
Description The paper deals with mapping the so-called "Greek orientation" in the philology of the Czech revivalist and post-revivalist period. Within Czech Slavic studies, there was very strong representation of the opinion that Czech resembled Ancient Greek, especially in the works of Jungmann, Palacký, and Šafařík, as well as in striking treatises by Řehoř Dankovský (1784–1857), a professor of classical philology who demonstrated a direct kinship between these two languages. This Greek orientation continued in Czech philology even at the turn of the 20th century in the works of classical philologists, which still offered cultural and etymological interpretations influenced a priori – in an analysis of Greek and Czech words – by patriotic interests.
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