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:

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
... He believed that this had been embodied in early Indo-European religions, notably ancient European (Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, Roman) paganism, Zoroastrianism and Vedic Hinduism ... Jesus was a member of an Indo-European, Nordic enclave resident in ancient Galilee who struggled against Judaism ... of Christianity versus historically dominant Judaeo-Christianity moreover these ancient, externally Christian metaphysical forms were more "organically ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 Aristophanes ...
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 ... Cadmea (Bronze Age and forward citadel), and scattered ancient remains ...
Chariot
... 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 ...

More definitions of "ancient":

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

Famous quotes containing the word ancient:

    The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms ... you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
    Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)

    I think a Person who is thus terrifyed [sic] with the Imagination of Ghosts and Spectres much more reasonable, than one who contrary to the Reports of all Historians sacred and profane, ancient and modern, and to the Traditions of all Nations, thinks the Appearance of Spirits fabulous and groundless.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    No other man-made device since the shields and lances of the ancient knights fulfills a man’s ego like an automobile.
    Sir William Rootes (1894–1964)