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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List Of Compositions By Gregory Short - Piano Solo
... Chorus of Dervishes from The Ruins of Athens, Ludwig van Beethoven Classics for Piano (Volume I, early) Classics for Piano (Volume II, intermediate) Classics for Piano (Volume III, advanced ...
Steven M. Cerutti
... Cerutti is a Professor of Classics at East Carolina University ... at the University of Iowa, where he majored in both English Literature and Classics, with honors in 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 ...
Les Belles Lettres - History - Creation
... association gave a goal to spread the great classics from the Greek and Latin culture, and decided to publish "a comprehensive collection of Greek and Latin authors, texts and ... To edit these classics, a publishing company was founded, the company Oxford University Press for the development of classical culture, now publishing company Oxford University Press ... Capital was assembled from "friends of French manufacturers of Classics," a total of 300 shareholders ...
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 ... takes of jazz artists previously issued on Chronological Classics ...

Famous quotes containing the word classics:

    There is a difference between dramatizing your sensibility and your personality. The literary works which we think of as classics did the former. Much modern writing does the latter, and so has an affinity with, say, night-club acts in all their shoddy immediacy.
    Paul Horgan (b. 1904)

    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)

    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)