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Handbuch der Archäologie der Kunst[1] (1830) is a work by Karl Otfried Müller and Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker. It uses the concepts pornography, rhyparography and rhopography. The word pornographers is mentioned once in the book in the sentence "Von den Pornographen der späteren Zeit" (On the pornographers of the later times).

It was translated as Ancient Art and its Remains; or a Manual of the Archeology of Art[2], translated by John Leitch, published in 1850.

The English translations features one of the first instances of the term pornography in English print.

"We must here by way of appendix refer to the great number of obscene representations (especially the Veneris figurae, on pictures, gems, coins, lasciva numismata, Martial viii 7 78.) to which also mythology gave frequent occasion, see , 137. R 3. It is remarkable that the Volcian vases usually represent obscene subjects in the oldest style. On the pornographers of the later times . 163, 4."

Original German passage:

"Anhangsweise muß hier auch der großen Anzahl obscöner Vorstellungen (besonders der Veneris figurae, auf Gemählden, Gemmen, Münzen, lasciva numismata Martial v111, 78.) gedacht werden, zu denen auch die Mythologie viel Gelegenheit gab, f. § 137. A. 3. Merkwürdig, daß die Vasen von Volci obscöne Gegenstände gerade im ältesten Style darzustellen pflegen. Von den Pornographen §. 139, 2 ex."

And a passage which deals with rhyparography and rhopography:

"At this time also rhyparography (so-called still-life) probably made its ... Rhopography, on the other hand, denotes the representation of restricted scenes in ..."

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