Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for
centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life,
encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and
the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature,
as well as religion, history, culture, art, archaeology, and
more. In short, philology was the queen of the human sciences.
How did it become little more than an archaic word? In... more...