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Classical may refer to:

European antiquity[edit]

  • Classical antiquity, a period of history from roughly the 7th or 8th century B.C.E. to the 5th century C.E. centered on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Classical architecture, architecture derived from Greek and Roman architecture of classical antiquity
  • Classical mythology, the body of myths from the ancient Greeks and Romans
  • Classical tradition, the reception of classical Greco-Roman antiquity by later cultures
  • Classics, study of the language and culture of classical antiquity, particularly its literature
  • Classicism, a high regard for classical antiquity in the arts

Music and arts[edit]


  • Classical language, any language with a literature that is considered classical
    • Classical Arabic, the Arabic language in which the Qur'an is written
    • Classical Armenian, the oldest attested form of the Armenian language
    • Classical Chinese, the language of the classic literature from the end of the Spring and Autumn period
    • Classical French, the French language as systematised in the 17th and 18th centuries
    • Classical Latin, the Latin language used by the ancient Romans
    • Classical Nahuatl, the language spoken by Aztec nobles in the Valley of Mexico at the time of the 16th-century Spanish conquest

Science and mathematics[edit]

  • Classical economics, school of economics developed in the late 18th and early 19th century
  • Classical logic, a class of formal logics that have been most intensively studied and most widely used
  • Classical mathematics, mathematics constructed and proved on the basis of classical logic and set theory
  • Classical mechanics, the set of physical laws describing the motion of bodies under the action of a system of forces
  • Classical physics, the study of physics before the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics

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