Protestant humanists

In accordance with Melanchton's pedagogical principles, the teaching of Latin and Greek at a high standard was carried out in the Protestant schools. Virtually every humanist writer emphasised and boasted with their knowledge of humanist thought. Balázs Fabricius Szikszai (around 1530 - 1576) used to teach in Sárospatak and in Kolozsvár and his work was of lasting value in the fields of linguistics and historical sciences. Zsigmond Torda Gyalui (around 1515 - 1569) translated Euripides' Orestes from Greek to Latin, which was originally dedicated to the reformer Márton Sánta Kálmáncsehi who was famous for destroying religious icons (Basel, 1551).