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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 late Bronze Age of Ancient Greece during the Minoan and Mycenaean periods (c. 1600-1100 BCE) through the period known as Late Antiquity to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, c. 500 CE. The word classics is also used to refer to the literature of the period.


Branches of classical studiesEdit

History of classical studiesEdit

General classical studies conceptsEdit

Classical archaeologyEdit

Geography of the classical periodEdit

Classical historyEdit

Classical history

Classical Greek historyEdit

Ancient Greek societyEdit

Ancient Greek society

Classical Roman historyEdit

Roman era

Military history of Ancient RomeEdit

Military history of ancient Rome

Roman societyEdit

Roman society

Classical Egyptian historyEdit

See also the List of ancient Egyptian dynasties

Classical philologyEdit


Classical languageEdit

Classical language

Ancient GreekEdit

Ancient Greek

Classical LatinEdit

Classical Latin

Classical literatureEdit

Classical Greek literatureEdit

Ancient Greek literature

Prose writersEdit

Classical Latin literatureEdit

Latin literature

Prose writersEdit


Classical Textual CriticismEdit

Textual criticism

  • Greek textual criticism
  • Latin textual criticism

Classical philosophyEdit

Classical religion and mythologyEdit

Classical science and technologyEdit

Classical theatreEdit

Classical studies scholarsEdit

Classics-related listsEdit

See alsoEdit

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