Greek and latin classics
Classics reading list
This series provides texts and commentaries on works of Greek and Latin literature aimed primarily at undergraduate and graduate students of either language.
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The following conversation is adapted from episode # The Classics, edited for length and clarity. You can find a list of Clay & Catherine's.
Greek and Latin (Classics/Ancient World)
Description:Etymology[ edit ] The word classics is derived from the Latin adjective classicus , meaning "belonging to the highest class of citizens". The word was originally used to describe the members of the highest class in ancient Rome. By the 2nd century AD the word was used in literary criticism to describe writers of the highest quality. In the Middle Ages , classics and education were tightly intertwined; according to Jan Ziolkowski, there is no era in history in which the link was tighter. Catullus , for instance, was almost entirely unknown in the medieval period.