Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Education
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A. Introduction

According to the Humanist view, E. was a process by which a man was perfected (perfectio hominis) by the free unfolding of his abilities (ingenium). This process, through to the Reformation and beyond, was determined by content that was defined in respect of formal, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral goals. Concepts of education depended primarily on a greater reliance on the heritage of Antiquity in order to achieve an intensive appropriation of rediscovered knowledge, but new discoveries of the early mo…

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Gruber, Joachim (Erlangen), “Education”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004810>
First published online: 2015



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