1/16/2019

Classic in Literature.



A work of Literature which has stood the test of time for it's timeless qualities. A classic engages such human qualities which appeal to the people of all ages, all countries and all races. The Classics means all the never ending or dying art  and Literature of Ancient Greeks and Romans. The classes are never dying because they appeal to us, more or less, in the way they appealed to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Modern Classics are those modern literary works which, ever since their appearance, have nover lost their appeal to the readers of all countries. The word classical refers to Greek and Roman Literature or any work of art and Literature that possess the qualities of Greek and Roman literature.

Examples of ancient classics :

Sophocles’ “Antigone”, “Oedipus Rex” and “Oedipus at Colonus”;
Euripides’ “Medea” and “Hippolytus”; Homer's “Iliad” and “Odyssey”, Virgil's “Aeneid” and many other ancient texts are Greek and Roman classics.

Examples of modern Classics are many.
Here are a few: Shakespeare's great comedies and tragedies, Samuel Beckett's “Waiting for Godot”; Earnest Hemingway's “Old Man and the Sea”

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