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"I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat."—Sir Winston Churchill, Roving Commission: My Early Life"He studied Latin li ...
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Famous classicists
Throughout the history of the Western world, many classicists have gone on to gain acknowledgement outside the field.Mary Beard (classicist), Classics lecturer at Cambridge, has presented Classical ed ...
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Technology of ancient Greece
Ancient Greek technology developed at an unprecedented speed during the 5th century BC, continuing up to and including the Roman period, and beyond. Inventions that are credited to the ancient Greeks ...
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Ancient Greek philosophy
Ancient Greek philosophy arose in the 6th century BC and continued through the Hellenistic period, at which point Ancient Greece was incorporated in the Roman Empire. It dealt with a wide variety of s ...
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Greek mythology and religion
Greek mythology is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritua ...
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Ancient Greek literature
Alfred North Whitehead once claimed that all of philosophy is but a footnote to Plato. To suggest that all of Western literature is no more than a footnote to the writings of ancient Greece is an exag ...
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Language in ancient Greece
Ancient Greek is the historical stage in the development of the Greek language spanning the Archaic (c. 9th–6th centuries BC), Classical (c. 5th–4th centuries BC), and Hellenistic (c. 3rd century BC ...
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Classical Greece
Ancient Greece is the civilization belonging to the period of Greek history lasting from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to 146 BC and the Roman conquest of Greece after the Battle o ...
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Philosophy
Pythagoras coined the wordphilosophy(“love of wisdom”), the work of the “Philosopher” who seeks understanding of the world as it is, thus, most classics scholars recognize that the roots ofWestern ...
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Civilization and history
With philology, archaeology, and art history, scholars seek understanding of the history and culture of a civilisation, through critical study of the extant literary and physical artefacts, in order t ...
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Art history
Some art historians focus their study of the development of art on the classical world. Indeed, the art and architecture of Ancient Rome and Greece is very well regarded and remains at the heart of mu ...
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Archaeology
Classical archaeology is the investigation of the physical remains of the great Mediterranean civilizations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. The archaeologists’ research make available information ...
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Philology
PhilologyFurther information: PhilologyFor the journal, see Classical Philology (journal).There is a surviving tradition of Latin philology in Western culture connecting the Roman Empire with the Earl ...
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Sub-disciplines within the classics
One of the most notable characteristics of the modern study of classics is the diversity of the field. Although traditionally focused on ancient Greece and Rome, the study now encompasses the entire a ...
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Legacy of the Classical World
The classical languages of the Ancient Mediterranean world influenced every European language, imparting to each a learned vocabulary of international application. Thus, Latin grew from a highly devel ...
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