Renaissance man

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Renaissance man

One who possesses skills and knowledge in many different areas. Bob can fix cars, repair computers, and talk about anything from physics to philosophy. He's an all-around Renaissance man.
See also: man
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Their observations and insights and, above all, the workings of the psyches of these Renaissance men are the stuff of Ladurie's winsome narrative.
Like most versatile Renaissance men of letters, Visscher did not take himself seriously as a poet.
Put simply, Renaissance men had to cope with both an old, medieval code of honor and the tensions of a new one, tensions that were created, to a large degree, by the contemporary insistence on the importance of the individual conscience.
The complexity of Hamlet's dilemma, of his attempt to satisfy all the demands of a changing honor code, is informed by what Weimann terms "the humanist search for possible areas of interaction between the verbal and the political." [13] Put simply, Renaissance men could no longer claim to be honorable by asserting the chivalric emphasis on violence and lineage as the authoritative account of what it is to be honorable.
These printed or handwritten compilations structured the thought and moral universe of Renaissance men and women.
Her "audience" is depicted as if they were contemporaries of Lucian or Juvenal rather than Renaissance men who read those texts.
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