What the fuck are the “classics?” HISTORY DID NOT BEGIN IN GREECE. Political thought did not begin in Greece, nor Rome.
Eastern thinkers, African philosophers are never considered when we think of the classics, any one else notice that?
AMEN to THAT!
Seriously. I studied Ancient Egypt in college, and my interest wanes as soon as Alexander takes over. The best Egyptian literature dates from the Middle Kingdom (which ends roughly 1000 years before the earliest period of Greek history). And of course, you get the most out of the texts if you read them in the original
Klingon Egyptian. /nerd