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Quest for Knowledge
Driven by a desire to acquire new knowledge, Europeans of the Renaissance looked to ancient Roman and Greek ideas for inspiration. Through the study of Roman emperors, Latin authors, and Greek philosophers Europeans eventually surpassed the ancients in the arts, sciences, architecture, trade, and enterprise. The Quest for Knowledge resulted in the emergence of the individual who, for the first time in history, sought happiness, achievement and personal fulfillment.

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