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The Neo-Classicism of the 18th century was part of an Enlightenment emphasizing reason over superstition, science over religion, and the building of new societal structures based on law. Drawing from Greek democracy and Roman republicanism, the movement tried to recover and inculcate the ethical and political ideals of the classical age. But this adherence to law and reason brought about its own revolution against restraint, and Romanticism, which emphasized the self-expression of the individual, was born. One of the leaders of this movement was English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 1822). Descended from wealthy aristocrats, Shelley was in the...
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