Synonyms for classics

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They are—better than the average of the past—but not better than the classics.

The classics of general literature have their place in history.

But the classics, Madame, what does M. Calcraft write of the classics?

These questions cannot properly be ignored any longer by teachers of the Classics.

Not all teachers of the Classics agree in all respects as to the aims of their teaching.

My son believed that this bias for Classics was bad educationally.

He was a shrewd fellow, too, and well read, particularly in the classics.

Was it possible that ladies in the Colonies were acquainted with the classics?

His mistranslations of the classics were themselves classics.

Teed reached the end of his junior year with a heap of conditions in the classics.

WORD ORIGIN

"Greek and Roman writers and works," 1711, from classic (adj.).

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canon

nouna body of the most important, influential or superior works in music, literature, or art
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