Classics or Classical Studies is the branch of the Humanities dealing with the languages, literature, history, art and other aspects of the ancient world. Traditionally, classics was essentially the philology of ancient texts.One of the most notable characteristics of the modern study of classics is the diversity of the field.
Although traditionally focused on ancient Greece and Rome, the study now encompasses the entire ancient world, thus expanding their studies to all the world. The roots of philosophy lie in the study of the classics. The very word philosophy is Greek in origin—a term coined by Pythagoras to describe the love of wisdom. Classical education is considered the best training for implanting the life of moral excellence.
Some classicists use the information gathered through philology, archeology and art history to seek an understanding of the history, culture and civilization. They critically use the literary and physical artifacts to create and refine a narrative of the ancient world.