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classical antiquity

noun

ancient times in the Greek and Roman world, esp. from Homer to the fall of the Western Roman Empire; also anything of or pertaining to this time period

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  • classical antiquity, indeed, only formed a part of his culture.

  • But another method made its appearance in classical antiquity.

    Liberalism L. T. Hobhouse
  • And it is not only the Old Testament and classical antiquity that furnish these types.

    Dante Philip H. Wicksteed
  • The Greek armies in classical antiquity did not exceed 20,000.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • This is especially true of the history of the Ancient World—the world of classical antiquity.

  • Thus the history of Antiquity, and especially of classical antiquity, is the record of the thoughts and deeds of our own youth.

  • classical antiquity, with its simple magnificence, can never return.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • The matter of Rome is not only Roman history, but the whole of classical antiquity.

    Medieval English Literature William Paton Ker
  • For the rest his dramas might, so far as their philosophy is concerned, have come down to us from classical antiquity.

    Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins
  • Thus a specious air of classical antiquity, rather literary and sentimental than real, was given to the Commune at the outset.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)

    John Addington Symonds
classical antiquity in Culture

classical antiquity definition


The age of ancient history dominated by the cultures of Greece and Rome, about 500 b.c. to about a.d. 500.

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