What are classics?

  • (noun): Study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome.


Classics (sometimes encompassing Classical Studies or Classical Civilization) is the branch of the Humanities comprising the languages, literature, philosophy, history, art, archaeology and other culture of the ancient Mediterranean world (Bronze Age ca. BC 3000 – Late Antiquity ca. AD 300–600); especially Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome during Classical Antiquity (ca. BC 600 – AD 600). Initially, the study of the Classics (the period's literature) was the principal study in the humanities.

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Some articles on classics:

Chronological Classics
... The Chronological Classics CD series is a collection of 965+ compact discs that were compiled by Gilles Pétard in France from 1989 ... The original Classics music label never had a website, and it is hard to find reliable information about the history of the company and its series of recordings ... The Classics label regularly issued new collections until 2004, when its original distributor went bankrupt ...
Chronological Classics Complete Discography
... Chronological Classics was a French compact disc reissue label ... Pétard also started a parallel label, R B Classics, whose releases follow on from the jazz listing, to reissue postwar rhythm blues recordings ... jazz artists previously issued on Chronological Classics ...
Steven M. Cerutti
... Cerutti is a Professor of Classics at East Carolina University ... University of Iowa, where he majored in both English Literature and Classics, with honors in Classics ...

Famous quotes containing the word classics:

    Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)

    The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)