Does the word 'romantic'has to do something with the romans??



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Yes it does. The word 'romantic' comes through French. To write in the style of the Romans was different from writing in the style of the Franks (see http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?l=r&... ). This use continues today in the 'Romance languages', which means Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc, as well as the French word for novel, un roman. The connection is through the word - the Romans were not particularly romantic - but there you are.
No it doesn't. Romanticism is an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in 18th century Western Europe during the Industrial Revolution. It was partly a revolt against aristocratic, social, and political norms of the Enlightenment period and a reaction against the scientific rationalization of nature in art and literature. It stressed strong emotion as a source of aesthetic experience, placing new emphasis on such emotions as trepidation, horror, and the awe experienced in confronting the sublimity of untamed nature. It elevated folk art, nature and custom, as well as arguing for an epistemology based on nature, which included human activity conditioned by nature in the form of language, custom and usage.
It does indirectly. The word "romantic", obviously, is related to the word "romance." "Romance" is comes from the Old French word "romanz" meaning "verse narrative" and also "in the vernacular language." (That would be language derived from Latin, the language of the Romans, rather than the language of the Franks.)

Now here's the connection. Those medieval verse narratives written in the vernacular language tended to involve a lot of chivalry and adventure. For a long time "romantic" was just a word to describe exciting tales of adventurous deeds, and sometimes it's still used that way, although not very often. Around 1660, "romance" also started to be used in a more specific way, as a word for exciting tales involving love stories. That's when "romantic" took the form most people now: "Awww, he brought her a dozen roses. How romantic!"

In the early 1800's, "romantic" also became a description of a literary movement, "Romantic" with capital R, but the other meanings came first.

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