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June 18, 2019

Classical Masterpieces Recreated In Real Life

The word classical has a few meanings. Usually, these meanings refer to past time, works of that era or later works influenced by that time. Classical things are often seen as ordered and part of high culture or a golden age, and contrasted to earlier or later things which may be seen as chaotic, elaborate or emotional. The word classical comes from the Latin word classicus, which is similar in meaning to the English phrase first class. The word seldom has this precise meaning in modern English, as illustrated by the examples below.

The word classical can also be used to refer to other cultures, by analogy with classical antiquity and classical music. Examples of this usage include:

Classical language, a dead or archaic language comparable to classical Latin. This normally means it has a literature that is considered classical, it is associated with a golden age, it was spoken by high-status people or it is considered to be ordered. Examples illustrating this are given below:

Classical Arabic is the Arabic language in which the Qur’an is written

Classical Nahuatl is the language spoken by Aztec nobles in the Valley of Mexico at the time of the 16th-century Spanish conquest

Classical French is the French language as systematised in the 17th and 18th centuries

Four Great Classical Novels, considered to be the greatest and most influential in Chinese fiction

The list of classical music styles gives many styles of music considered classical.

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