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Sense of HistoryHumanism also promoted a new sense of history. Looking back tothe ancient Greeks and Romans, and learning from the Jewish andMuslim philosophers, scholars, and scientists, it created a desire toreach back to the days of antiquity and bring things from the pastback to life. Architecture, art, and poetry were appreciated onceagain and either copied directly or used as inspiration. Thisrediscovery of the classics was championed by several great peoplein history, starting with:-Petrarch, viewed as the greatest poet of the time is also called thefather of the Renaissance. He was one the first people to attempt asystematic recovery of the classics. And his work inspired many of theother great poets and artists that we think of when we look at theRenaissance.-Lorenzo Valla was an important figure in humanism and in history. Hemade the realization that the classic manuscripts being found werewritten in a form of Latin that was no longer spoken. He realized thatlanguage changes over time and developed a way to study ancientdocuments to help better understanding of the classics

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Spring
Professor
Lewis
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The Prince, Lorenzo de Medici, Lorenzo Valla, Cosimo Medici

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