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Classics

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  • Classics or classical studies is the study of classical antiquity, and in the Western world traditionally refers to the study of Classical Greek and Roman literature in their original languages of Ancient Greek and Latin, respectively. It may also include Greco-Roman philosophy, history, and archaeology as secondary subjects.

    Thumbnail: (left) Homer, the legendary Greek composer of the Iliad and the Odyssey,  (center) Cicero, the Roman statesman considered the master of Latin prose. (right) Aristotle, the Greek philosopher and polymath who shaped Western science for millennia

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