Word of the Week for the week of January 1, 2017

Greek classicism

[greek KLA-suh-si-zum]

Meaning & Usage

noun the principles or style embodied in the literature, art or architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.

Perfect proportion was what the Masters of Renaissance art and architecture were in search of, after the Greeks' idea of classicism. The idea that everything in the universe held a perfect form and was designed to function... like clockwork.


The term "classicism" is derived from the term "class," which originally carried the connotation of high rank.

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