Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting any phase of modern civilization which is based on principles or practices developed during the period of Greek and Roman antiquity. It is especially applicable to resemblances between modern and ancient art. See neo-Greek.
- adj. neoclassical
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Belonging to, or designating, the modern revival or adaptation of classical, esp. Greco-Roman, style, taste and manner of work in architecture, arts, literature, etc.
- adj. characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style
“-- Callimachus, more erudite, more scholastic, was what is termed a neoclassic, which is that he desired to treat in a new way the same subjects that had been dealt with by the great men of ancient”
“This seeming independence is reflected both the famous classical liberal dictum about limited government and in neoclassic economic’s view that markets are antecedent to government and that the government intervenes into markets.”
“And it’s set to music in the grand tradition of “Beauty and the Beast,” which is to say the neoclassic ’90s brand of Disney animation.””
“neoclassic" / "libertarian" anti-distribution rhetoric comes from the ideological opposition to late-19th / early-20th-century socialism (mostly marxist).”
“In front of the museum is a fountain with neoclassic statues and gushing water.”
“Grandeur marks the neoclassic theater's entrance, with massive stairs leading up to arched entranceways and, eventually, to crystal-windowed wood doors guarded by iron gargoyles.”
“The hundred-year-old building had been modernized from its prior use while maintaining its Turkish neoclassic exterior.”
“Examples of his neoclassic chapels, fountains and monuments can be seen in many central Mexican states, including Querétaro and Guanajuato.”
“It is truly a jewel of colonial architecture where religious monuments in Baroque and neoclassic style have been conserved in excellent condition.”
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