The neoclassical period was the time period from 1660 to the early 1800s where artists and authors took inspiration from classical Greek and Roman arts. It is a period that essentially tried to revive the classical works... More »

The neoclassical era had characteristics that were focused around accuracy, order and structure. The era, in opposition to the renaissance era, showed man as a flawed individual. More »

Some names of neoclassical writers include Jane Austen, John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, John Dryden and Henry Fielding. Other well-known neoclassical writers were Ben Johnson, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift and V... More »

Classicism is art that is associated with antiquity, mainly Roman and Greek art and culture, and it includes such characteristics as symmetry, decorum, pellucidity, harmony and idealism. Classicism often arises out of a ... More »

Renaissance art is best characterized as a form focusing on Christian religious imagery using the classical influences of ancient Greek and Roman art and applying scientific and mathematic principles to create depth and ... More »

Pax Romana ended in 180 A.D. The term is Latin for "Roman peace" and refers to the time period between 27 B.C. and 180 A.D. in which the Roman Empire experienced an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity. More »

The Renaissance was a period in history that witnessed a cultural and intellectual revival in classical learning, particularly devoted to the study of Greek and Roman principles. The arts and literature flourished, major... More »