Which elements of Greek and Roman culture were revived in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries?
The focus of this classical revivalism was human beings .It advocated the principle of dignity of man as man. Human life was no longer regarded as a halting point for achievement of eternity but as an end in itself.To unearth this philosophy, all lost ancient Latin manuscripts were translated into the language of the masses. Other than literature, Italian artists found inspiration in the old art and sculptures. The use of columns in architecture and bronze casting in sculpture also reflects the revival of classicism.