Outline of classical studies

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 studies

Main articles: Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome

Subdisciplines of classical studies

History of classical studies

History of the western classics (Not to be confused with classical history (see below))

General classical studies concepts

Classical archaeology

Main article: Classical archaeology

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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

See also Ancient art

Art in Ancient Greece

Art in Ancient Greece

Roman art

Roman art

Classical architecture

Classical architecture

Ancient Greek architecture

Architecture of Ancient Greece

Roman architecture

Roman architecture

Geography of the classical period

Geography at the time of Ancient Greece

Geography at the time of Ancient Rome

Roman provinces 120 AD

Classical history

Classical history

Classical Greek history

Ancient Greek society

Ancient Greek society

Classical Roman history

Roman era

Military history of Ancient Rome

Military history of ancient Rome

Roman society

Roman society

Classical Egyptian history

See also the List of ancient Egyptian dynasties

Classical philology


Classical language

Classical language

Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek

Classical Latin

Main article: Classical Latin

Classical literature

Main article: Classical literature

Classical Greek literature

Ancient Greek literature

Prose writers

Classical Latin literature

Latin literature

Prose writers


Classical Textual Criticism

Textual criticism

Classical philosophy

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

Periods of classical philosophy

Schools of thought

Classical philosophers

Classical religion and mythology

Religion and mythology in Ancient Greece

Religion and mythology in Ancient Rome

Classical science and technology

Ancient Greek science and technology

Roman science and technology

Roman technology

Classical theatre

Ancient Greek theatre

Theatre of Ancient Greece

Ancient Roman theatre

Theatre of Ancient Rome

Classical studies scholars

See List of classical scholars

Main list List of topics related to ancient Rome

Ancient Greek lists

Roman lists

See also

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