What is “Classics” and What Do People Write in Classics?

Classical Languages is the study of Roman and Greek literature, specifically in reference to the texts themselves. Writing about Latin and Greek can mirror writing a literary criticism or about historical linguistics. These papers are research based and heavily focused on interactions with specific texts, varying from a focus on an entire period to a specific passage. These papers must have specific evidence and a well-thought out format, though not necessarily thesis-driven. All thoughts must follow a clear path. Each paper must be in a clear historical context with in-depth analysis and evidence. The specifics of any assignment about classical languages is based upon the professor’s preferences and opinions about the discipline.