Outline of classical studies

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to classical studies:

Classical studies (Classics for short) – earliest branch of the Humanities, which covers the languages, literature, history, art, and other cultural aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world. The field focuses primarily on, but is not limited to, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome during classical antiquity, the era spanning from the beginning of the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece in 1000 BCE through the period known as Late Antiquity to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, circa 500 CE. The word classics is also used to refer to the literature of the period.


Essence of classical studies[edit]

Main articles: Classical antiquity and Classical studies

Branches of classical studies[edit]

Main articles: Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome

Subdisciplines of classical studies[edit]

History of classical studies[edit]

Main article: History of the western classics, not to be confused with classical history (see below)

General classical studies concepts[edit]

Classical archaeology[edit]

Main article: Classical archaeology

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World[edit]

The Greek category was not "Wonders" but "theamata", which translates closer to "must-sees". The list that we know today was compiled in the Middle Ages—by which time many of the sites were no longer in existence:

  1. Great Pyramid of Giza (the only wonder of the Ancient World still in existence)
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  4. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  5. Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  6. Colossus of Rhodes
  7. Lighthouse of Alexandria

Classical art[edit]

See also Ancient art

Art in Ancient Greece[edit]

Main article: Art in Ancient Greece

Roman art[edit]

Main article: Roman art

Classical architecture[edit]

Ancient Greek architecture[edit]

Roman architecture[edit]

Main article: Roman architecture

Geography of the classical period[edit]

Geography at the time of Ancient Greece[edit]

Geography at the time of Ancient Rome[edit]

Roman provinces 120 AD[edit]

Classical history[edit]

Main article: Classical history and Timeline of classical antiquity

Classical Greek history[edit]

Ancient Greek society[edit]

Main article: Ancient Greek society

Classical Roman history[edit]

Military history of Ancient Rome[edit]

Roman society[edit]

Main article: Roman society

Classical Egyptian history[edit]

See also the List of ancient Egyptian dynasties

Classical philology[edit]


Classical language[edit]

Classical language

Ancient Greek[edit]

Ancient Greek

Classical Latin[edit]

Main article: Classical Latin

Classical literature[edit]

Main article: Classical literature

Classical Greek literature[edit]

Ancient Greek literature

Prose writers[edit]

Classical Latin literature[edit]

Latin literature

Prose writers[edit]


Classical Textual Criticism[edit]

Main article: Textual criticism
  • Greek textual criticism
  • Latin textual criticism

Classical philosophy[edit]

Main articles: Classical philosophy and Greek philosophy. See also History of Western philosophy.

Periods of classical philosophy[edit]

Schools of thought[edit]

Classical philosophers[edit]

Classical religion and mythology[edit]

Religion and mythology in Ancient Greece[edit]

Religion and mythology in Ancient Rome[edit]

Classical science and technology[edit]

Ancient Greek science and technology[edit]

Roman science and technology[edit]

Main article: Roman technology

Classical theatre[edit]

Ancient Greek theatre[edit]

Ancient Roman theatre[edit]

Classical studies scholars[edit]

See List of classical scholars

Classics-related lists[edit]

Main list List of topics related to ancient Rome

Ancient Greek lists[edit]

Roman lists[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]