In its classic sense, "classics"
, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of ancient Greece
, as well as ancient China during the time frame of classical antiquity
. As a plural noun "classics"
are books written in ancient Greece, Rome and China. The study of classics is a primary subject for the humanities
, and the people reading classics are sometimes called humanists.
Chinese classic texts
- Post-Classical Scholarship
can also mean (typically in non-academic contexts) classic books
See also: Classics basic topics