What is 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:

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 Ionian society in the sixth ... He was celebrated by ancient authors for his malicious wit (especially for his attacks on some contemporary sculptors, Bupalus and Athenis), and he was reputed to be physically deformed (a ... Ancient literary critics credited him with inventing literary parody and "lame" poetic meters suitable for vigorous abuse, as well as with influencing comic dramatists such as ...
Chariot
... of horse carriage used in both peace and war as the chief vehicle of many ancient peoples ... The chariot, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... Museum, the remains of the Cadmea (Bronze Age and forward citadel), and scattered ancient remains ...
Alfred Rosenberg - Religious Theories
... embodied in early Indo-European religions, notably ancient European (Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, Roman) paganism, Zoroastrianism and Vedic Hinduism ... of an Indo-European, 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 'blood-soul ...

More definitions of "ancient":

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

Famous quotes containing the word ancient:

    There can be no more ancient and traditional American value than ignorance. English-only speakers brought it with them to this country three centuries ago, and they quickly imposed it on the Africans—who were not allowed to learn to read and write—and on the Native Americans, who were simply not allowed.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
    Olympia Brown (1835–1900)

    In an ancient and dead language, any recognition of living nature attracts us. These are such sentences as were written while grass grew and water ran. It is no small recommendation when a book will stand the test of mere unobstructed sunshine and daylight.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)