Music, like virtually every other aspect of European culture, underwent dramatic development during the renaissance. The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Europe saw a increased interest in humanism as well as ancient Greek and Roman culture. As ancient texts were newly translated, stories of the power of ancient Greek and Roman music to profoundly affect a persons mood and temperament emerged. People began to wonder why the music of the day didn’t have the same power and so sort new ways to compose music. This resulted in, among other things, new tuning systems, a greater emphasis on the interaction between word and music, a refinement of the rules of counterpoint, and new rules for controlling consonance and dissonance.