What Is The Role Of Humanism In Italy

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The first reason Italy was very humanist is that they respected the Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers and their ideas. Petrarch was a scholar and philosopher during the Renaissance who respected Augustine (an ancient Roman philosopher) and his way of thinking he even thought that, “No one… can hope to equal Augustine… Who, nowadays could hope to equal one who...was the greatest in an age of fertile minds.” Also document seven, is a painting of a interpretation of the school of Athens. In the painting there are many Ancient Roman and Greek philosophers such as, Plato, Alexander the Great, Socrates, and Archimedes. Clearly, Petrarch and Raphael were just a few of the people that were humanist since they respected the ancient Greek and Roman
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