Translation of classical in Spanish:

classical

Pronunciation: /ˈklæsɪkəl/

adj

  • 1.1 (of Greece, Rome) [myths/architecture] clásico a classical scholar un humanista especializado en lenguas clásicas
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    • He teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, along with courses in classical mythology and Greek literature and culture.
    • However, there were other Church Fathers who defended the value of studying classical literature and philosophy.
    • But the balance in the secondary schools of Europe was overwhelmingly in favour of classical culture.
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    • An educational program was set up, and promising youth were sent on government-sponsored tours of Europe to learn about classical art and architecture.
    • Here, his great palace imitated and even incorporated examples of late classical art and architecture.
    • I'd been traveling across Greece and Turkey with a small group of college students, studying Byzantine and classical art and architecture.
    1.2
    ( also Classical)
    [Art/Arte] [Literature/Literatura] [Music/Música] clásico
    1.3 (traditional) [theory/idea/methods] clásico classical music música (feminine) clásica or culta
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    • This piece is also the furthest from the traditional style of classical ballet and offers a good reflection of the state of contemporary ballet.
    • But one thing is clear: The mood is frivolous, with most designers steering clear of traditional and classical styles and opting instead for adventure.
    • It is within such a classical critical tradition of a crisis of ideology that the declining confrontations of labor and capital has brought more radical consequences.

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