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:

Chariot
... 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 ...
Alfred Rosenberg - Religious Theories
... had been embodied in early Indo-European religions, notably ancient European (Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, Roman) paganism, Zoroastrianism and Vedic Hinduism ... was a member of an Indo-European, Nordic enclave resident in ancient Galilee who struggled against Judaism ... 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'." For Rosenberg, the anti-intell ...
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 physically deformed (a reputation that might have ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "ancient":

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

Famous quotes containing the word ancient:

    When I was young, beautiful ancient statues were castrated, so that the eye might not be corrupted.... Nothing was gained, unless horses and asses had also been castrated.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
    Bible: Hebrew Job, 12:12.

    A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips;Mnot be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself. The symbol of an ancient man’s thought becomes a modern man’s speech.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)