In view of the fact that the subject seems once again, or, if we're being honest, as always, under threat both nationally and locally, this is a question that needs answering afresh. I tried for thirty plus years and never really found, to quote a recent commentator on Social Media, 'the 'holy Grail' of 'what is it about classics that makes . . .' However, there's a new answer lurking a click away behind the graphic below with something of a new twist. Any contributions or comments on this score would be very welcome and assured of publication. More on this topic to follow.