from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural the branch of learning concerned with study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome.
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- noun Plural form of
- noun The branch of the
humanitiescomprising the languages, literature, philosophy, history, art, archaeologyand other culture of the ancient MediterraneanWorld; especially Ancient Greeceand Ancient Romeduring the classical era.
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- noun study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
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High School, and earned a B.A. in classics from the University of Rochester, where she received Summa Cum Laude honors and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa
For Shelley the seductiveness of the classics is arresting in both senses: they convey heightened modes and forms of passion, often before a young reader has "real" experiences of them; they traumatize by bringing to consciousness desires and experiences that have been repressed both in the subject and by literary culture.
Why does Hollywood regergitate so many of the classics is there any originality left?
As any long time sci fi reader knows there really are some fantastic 'classics' out there as well as future classics from the contemporary sf writers.
This leads me to wondering whether works like SPIN and RIVER OF GODS will be remembered as classics decades hence, or whether "classics" is itself an outdated concept in an increasingly niche-driven market.
Plus, this has introduced me to the fabulous Hennessy, who I previously missed in classics like 2007′s Cougar Club and 2008′s Boob Jobs & Jesus.
Before Leopardi was out of his teens he had consumed much of his family's library — his father's sole distinction was as a book collector — and read through the Greek and Latin classics as well as the works of the Church Fathers.
He received a bachelor's degree in classics from Harvard University in 1977 and received a law degree from Georgetown University in 1983.
If you want to understand what's happening now, you have to read these classics from the golden age of Daryl.
Even though they were essentially chase movies, the first two Terminator installments remain classics thanks to finely-wroughtcharacter-driven moments nestled between the tentpole action sequences.