Some articles on ancient:
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 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 ...
... 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 ... of the Cadmea (Bronze Age and forward citadel), and scattered ancient remains ...
More definitions of "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"
Famous quotes containing the word ancient:
“Wipe your hand across your mouth, and laugh;
The worlds revolve like ancient women
Gathering fuel in vacant lots.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“The unconscious is the ocean of the unsayable, of what has been expelled from the land of language, removed as a result of ancient prohibitions.”
—Italo Calvino (19231985)
“To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense, it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted. Either time or rare wisdom writes it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)