Ancient

  • (adj): Belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
    Example: "Ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ancient:

Thebes, Greece
... In ancient times, Thebes was the largest city of the region of Boeotia and was the leader of the Boeotian confederacy ... It was a major rival of ancient Athens, and sided with the Persians during the 480 BC invasion under Xerxes ... (Bronze Age and forward citadel), and scattered ancient remains ...
History Of Classical Music Traditions - Classical Music - Greece
... Greek written history extends far back into Ancient Greece, and was a major part of ancient Greek theater ... In ancient Greece, mixed-gender choruses performed for entertainment, celebration and spiritual reasons ... Music was an important part of education in ancient Greece, and boys were taught music starting at age six ...
Alfred Rosenberg - Religious Theories
... had been embodied in early Indo-European religions, notably ancient European (Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, Roman) paganism, Zoroastrianism and Vedic ... Nordic enclave resident in ancient Galilee who struggled against Judaism ... versus historically dominant Judaeo-Christianity moreover these ancient, externally Christian metaphysical forms were more "organically compatible with the Nordic sense of the spiritual and the Nordic ...
Chariot
... is a type of horse carriage used in both peace and war as the chief vehicle of many ancient peoples ... driven by a charioteer, was used for ancient warfare during the bronze and the iron ages ... In ancient Rome and other ancient Mediterranean countries a biga required two horses, a triga three, and a quadriga required four horses abreast ...
Hipponax
... Hipponax (Ancient Greek Ἱππῶναξ), of Ephesus and later Clazomenae, was an Ancient Greek iambic poet who composed verses depicting the vulgar side of life in ... He was celebrated by ancient authors for his malicious wit (especially for his attacks on some contemporary sculptors, Bupalus and Athenis), and he was ... Ancient literary critics credited him with inventing literary parody and "lame" poetic meters suitable for vigorous abuse, as well as with influencing ...

More definitions of "ancient":

  • (adj): Very old.
    Example: "An ancient mariner"

Famous quotes containing the word ancient:

    In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.... We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
    Enid Bagnold (1889–1981)

    Today, as you know, I am famous and very rich. But when I am alone with myself, I haven’t the courage to consider myself an artist, in the great and ancient sense of that word ... I am only a public entertainer, who understands his age.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Silent rushes the swift Lord
    Through ruined systems still restored,
    Broadsowing, bleak and void to bless,
    Plants with worlds the wilderness;
    Waters with tears of ancient sorrow
    Apples of Eden ripe to-morrow.
    House and tenant go to ground,
    Lost in God, in Godhead found.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)