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The study of sixteenth century opinions on Greek antiquity, needless to say, has covered but a portion of the extant material. The first thing to call our attention in the Chronicon Carionis, is that, unlike earlier works such as Hartmann Schedel's Liber Chronicarum, events of Greek history are perceived to be a distinct subjectmatter and appear under independent headings (res graecae). A second salient feature of the various Lutheran writings is a shared conviction concerning the origin of the Greeks and Greek civilisation. A last point is concerns Melanchthon's treatment of the beginnings of Greek civilisation. The second half of the sixteenth century witnessed a burgeoning interest in Byzantine writings. This was due primarily to the greater availability of texts.

Keywords: Byzantine writings; Chronicon Carionis; Greek antiquity; Lutheran writings; Melanchthon's treatment



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