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 studiesEdit

Subdisciplines of classical studiesEdit

History of classical studiesEdit

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

General classical studies conceptsEdit

Classical archaeologyEdit

Classical archaeology

Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldEdit

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 artEdit

See also Ancient art

Art in Ancient GreeceEdit

Art in Ancient Greece

Roman artEdit

Roman art

Classical architectureEdit

Classical architecture

Ancient Greek architectureEdit

Architecture of Ancient Greece

Roman architectureEdit

Roman architecture

Geography of the classical periodEdit

Geography at the time of Ancient GreeceEdit

Geography at the time of Ancient RomeEdit

Roman provinces 120 ADEdit

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

Periods of classical philosophyEdit

Schools of thoughtEdit

Classical philosophersEdit

Classical religion and mythologyEdit

Religion and mythology in Ancient GreeceEdit

Religion and mythology in Ancient RomeEdit

Classical science and technologyEdit

History of science in Classical Antiquity

Ancient Greek science and technologyEdit

Ancient Greek technology

Roman science and technologyEdit

Roman technology

Classical theatreEdit

Ancient Greek theatreEdit

Theatre of Ancient Greece

Ancient Roman theatreEdit

Theatre of Ancient Rome

Classical studies scholarsEdit

See List of classical scholars

Classics-related listsEdit

Ancient Greek listsEdit

Roman listsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit