By Bas van Bommel
In scholarship, classical (Renaissance) humanism is generally strictly uncommon from 'neo-humanism', which, specially in Germany, flourished in the beginning of the 19th century. whereas so much classical humanists interested by the sensible imitation of Latin stylistic versions, 'neohumanism' is often believed to were often encouraged via quite often glossy values, comparable to authenticity and historicity.
Bas van Bommel indicates that while 'neohumanism' used to be more often than not adhered to on the German universities, on the Gymnasien a way more conventional academic excellent prevailed, that is most sensible defined as 'classical humanism.' This perfect concerned the prioritisation of the Romans above the Greeks, in addition to the idea that imitation of Roman and Greek types brings approximately man's aesthetic and ethical elevation.
Van Bommel makes transparent that 19th century classical humanism dynamically on the topic of sleek society. at the one hand, classical humanists defined the price of classical schooling in often smooth phrases. nonetheless, rivals of the classical Gymnasium laid declare to values that have been finally derived from classical humanism. 19th century classical humanism should still as a result now not be obvious as a dried-out remnant of a loss of life earlier, yet because the continuation of a living tradition.
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