What is a "classic"? Classics have a timeless quality. I think this comic strip is as true and fresh today as in 1991 http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2005/10/life-in-hell.html maybe it is a classic. What other classics can you think of? I also think the lyric poetry of William of Aquitaine is classical. He wrote about the year 1100 but it still sounds OK to me. What do you personally find has this kind of timeless value?