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I. Renaissance (CT)

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A. Definition (CT)

Renaissance Humanism (RH) is understood as a literary and philological movement which first established itself with Petrarch in the courts and city oligarchies of Italy (and to a lesser extent in the universities).  Its objective was to imitate and restore Classical Latin (essentially Cicero's for prose and Vergil's for metric texts), in view of a ne…

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Hinz, Berthold (Kassel RWG), Hinz, Manfred (Passau RWG), Burmeister, Karl Heinz (Bregenz RWG), Nutton, Vivian (London) and Kreyszig, Walter (Saskatoon/Wien RWG), “Humanism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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