In Ancient Times the arts prospered, everyone in a nation followed the same laws, most people spoke the same language and architecture was built to a new height, then barbarians invaded and destroyed that lifestyle. After the Ancient Times fell, nobody lived anywhere where art was a big deal. Nobody lived where everyone spoke the same language. Very few really cared how a building looked; just how well it would hold off enemies. During Ancient Times one could travel all the way across Rome and not run into robbers, traders could carry their wares up and down Romes smooth roads and not have to look out for rocks; then that ended.
The time of the Renaissance, when arts prospered, everyone in a nation followed the same laws, most people spoke the same language, and architecture was built to a new height. Renaissance: “Rebirth”,, rebirth of smooth roads and great artist, rebirth of scientific studies and philosophers. Rebirth of the Roman ways.