Intimacy and Liberty: Two Reasons Why We Are (Still) the Ancients

Much has been said about the legacy of Graeco-Roman antiquity in the modern world. In architecture, literature, philosophy, and (arguably) politics, the role of the Renaissance in mediating such influence was paramount. In our presentation, we focus on two concepts that are central to the modern thought-world and that can be traced back to the early modern engagement with the classical past.