Classics


Classics


Classic literature design first the latin literature, the ancient literature of ancient Greece and Rome. It is also used for the literature of any language in a period notable for the excellence and enduring quality of its writers’ works. In ancient Greece such a period extended from about 500 to 320 bc; the Golden Age of Rome ran from about 70 bc to ad 18. French literature of the second half of the 17th century is considered classical, as is English literature of 1660–1714; the works produced and the critical standards that prevailed in both eras emulated those of the classical periods in Greek and Latin, although this criterion is not an essential characteristic of a classical literature.

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The goal of this website is to offer a general overview of epic poetry as a genre. You will also find links to more specialized literary topics and to individual essential works for students of English literature such the Iliad, the Odyssey and others.

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