the principles or styles characteristic of the literature and art of ancient Greece and Rome.
adherence to such principles.
the style in literature and art, or adherence to its principles (contrasted with ).
Compare (def 7).
a Greek or Latin idiom or form, especially one used in some other language.
scholarship or learning.
a style based on the study of Greek and Roman models, characterized by emotional restraint and regularity of form, associated esp with the 18th century in Europe; the antithesis of romanticism Compare neoclassicism
knowledge or study of the culture of ancient Greece and Rome
a Greek or Latin form or expression
an expression in a modern language, such as English, that is modelled on a Greek or Latin form
“classical style in art or literature,” 1830, from classic + -ism. Related: Classicist.
An approach to aesthetics that favors restraint, rationality, and the use of strict forms in literature, painting, architecture, and other arts. It flourished in ancient Greece and Rome, and throughout Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Classicists often derived their models from the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Note: Classicism is sometimes considered the opposite of romanticism.
compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service; draft. a compulsory contribution of money to a government during a time of war. Contemporary Examples Lapid will have to swallow a painful compromise on ultra-Orthodox conscription. Obama Complicates Netanyahu’s Coalition Talks J. J. Goldberg February 6, 2013 The hametz example may also enhance our understanding […]
a person who advocates or promotes , especially of natural resources. Historical Examples Make this a rule and you will avoid friction and show yourself truly a conservationist with the best. Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit Albert B. Farnham He was never a conservationist, never a business man; in the pine woods and on […]
the act of ; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights. official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management. a district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision. the careful utilization of a natural resource in order […]
the disposition to preserve or restore what is established and traditional and to limit change. the principles and practices of political . Contemporary Examples The greatest victims of Southern conservatism have always been the majority of Southerners of all races. The South Vs. Obama Michael Lind January 28, 2009 He also called the Berber town […]