Cue the opening chords of “Promised Land,” to be followed by classics new—“We Take Care of Our Own”—and old—“Thunder Road.”
Ian Morris is Willard Professor of classics and History at Stanford University.
Does the Manhattan auteur's homage to the City of Light hold a candle to his classics?
Homeschoolers would likely be exempt, then, but we do need to abolish the classics Major.
But then you still had your classics like “What I Like About You.”
In this respect the classics have until lately had scarcely a rival.
Faith, and did ye think that ye owned the only copies in the world o' them classics?
The printed books (nineteen in all) consisted almost entirely of early editions of classics.
His attitude toward what we call Nature is more classical than the classics.
The guilt for this state of affairs must be laid at the door of the classics or at the door of the teachers.
1610s, "of the highest class; approved as a model," from French classique (17c.), from Latin classicus "relating to the (highest) classes of the Roman people," hence, "superior," from classis (see class). Originally in English, "of the first class;" meaning "belonging to standard authors of Greek and Roman antiquity" is attested from 1620s.
"a Greek or Roman writer or work," 1711, from classic (adj.). So, by mid-19c., any work in any context held to have a similar quality or relationship. In classical Latin noun use of classicus meant "a Marine" (miles classicus) from the "military division" sense of classis.