Classical Studies focuses more on a period of time than on a specific subject matter--that period is the time when the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome flourished. Because the ancient evidence is fragmentary and dates to more than 2,000 years ago, information must be pooled from more than one discipline to reconstruct a full picture. Accordingly, Classical Studies takes an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach, using many different disciplinary lenses--historical, art historical, literary and others--in its attempt to recover what are, in effect, two lost cultures.