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Abstract. Classic and modern – two constants of the European aesthetic conscience. Eternal confronting between new and old has been extended to the whole domain of historical values and causalities. In the typological sense which the philosophy of culture gives to style – a classic now becomes a type of creator opposed to other types: the romantic, the baroque, the mannerist etc. on a transhistorical level; a classic is defined in a systematic and structural way through qualities such as equilibrium, maturity, objectivity, systematized in the typological classical – romantic parallel (references to George C?linescu etc.). pp. 99–104

 

Keywords: classic, modern, archetype, tradition, innovation, literary controversy

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