an adherent of in literature or art (contrasted with ).
an authority on the ; a classical scholar.
a person who advocates study of the ancient Greek and Roman .
Contemporary Examples

classicist James Romm writes that we have replaced head-to-head competition with collaboration and self-expression.
The Olympics Wimps Out on Wrestling and Competition James Romm February 22, 2013

Shortly before his death in 1882, Charles Darwin received a letter from a physician and classicist named William Ogle.
Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel Nick Romeo October 17, 2014

An Oxford-trained classicist, he was elected president of the Oxford Union, a post filled by several future premiers.
Boris Johnson’s Churchill Man Crush Michael F. Bishop November 21, 2014

Historical Examples

If you become an engineer, you will not condemn the classicist as useless.
Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College Charles Franklin Thwing

He was a classicist who caught the new vision and sought to compromise.
A History of American Literature Since 1870 Fred Lewis Pattee

In his study of men of science Ostwald has introduced the distinction of classicist and romanticist.
Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson

Stendhal has written that a classicist is a dead romanticist.
Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker

And, when we come to thePg 93 sub-divisions of literature, we note that he was pre-eminently a classicist.
Matthew Arnold G. W. E. Russell

There the classicist was the artistic aristocrat because the Calvinist was the spiritual aristocrat.
The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various

The Aldrich of the later years became more and more an artist, a seeker for the perfect, a classicist.
A History of American Literature Since 1870 Fred Lewis Pattee


a student of ancient Latin and Greek
a person who advocates the study of ancient Latin and Greek

an adherent of classicism in literature or art


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