|What is the Classical Period?|
The Renaissance in Europe was firmly rooted in the past, especially the classical period. The term “classical” refers to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.
The classical period covers the height of Greek culture and the peak of the Roman Empire. This time lasted from about 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. The people of these ancient societies developed many of the ideas that today make up our math, science, literature, and art. Many modern ideas about democracy and the legal system originated from this time period.
The artists from ancient Greece and Rome were well known for their murals, sculptures, and painted pottery.