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ancient history

n.
1. The history of times long past.
2. Informal Common knowledge, especially of a recent event that has lost its original impact or importance.
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ancient history

n
1. (Historical Terms) the history of the ancient world from the earliest known civilizations to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 ad
2. informal a recent event or fact sufficiently familiar to have lost its pertinence
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an′cient his′tory


n.
1. the study of study of history before the end of the Western Roman Empire A.D. 476.
2. information or an event that is common knowledge or no longer pertinent.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ancient history - a history of the ancient worldancient history - a history of the ancient world  
account, chronicle, history, story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
2.ancient history - knowledge of some recent fact or event that has become so commonly known that it has lost its original pertinence
common knowledge - anything generally known to everyone
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ancient history

n (lit)Alte Geschichte; (fig)graue Vorzeit; that’s ancient history (fig)das ist schon längst Geschichte; he’s well-known in the field of ancient historyer ist ein sehr bekannter Altertumsforscher
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When this happened the ancient world was rolled up like a scroll, and put away until the next day, with all its orators and conspirators, its nymphs and satyrs, gods and demigods; though sometimes they escaped at night and got into the boy's dreams.
When the ancient world was in its last throes, the ancient religions were overcome by Christianity.
The plays reconstruct the ancient world with much more minute accuracy than do Shakspere's; the student should consider for himself whether they succeed better in reproducing its human reality, making it a living part of the reader's mental and spiritual possessions.
From the first discovery of the Western Hemisphere by Columbus until the settlement of Virginia which immediately preceded that of Plymouth, the various adventurers from the ancient world had exhibited upon innumerable occasions that ardor of enterprise and that stubbornness of pursuit which set all danger at defiance, and chained the violence of nature at their feet.
It was a tradition of the ancient world that no metamorphosis could hide a god from a god; and there is a Greek verse which runs,--
"Oh, but I would give so much to realise the ancient world!" cried Mrs.
Babylon dates back to one of the largest and most influential empires of the ancient world. (AFP/File photo) Babylon dates back to one of the largest and most influential empires of the ancient world.
Manama, July 7 (BNA): Babylon, the capital of ancient Babylonian empire and a unique testimony to one of the most influential empires of the ancient world, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For the first time ever, scientists used original ingredients to recreate the most popular drink in the ancient world: beer.
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In "Legion versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World", author and historian Myke Cole weighs the two fighting forces against each other.
Critique: The ancient era of the historical Jesus Christ comes to vivid life in I, Claudia: A Novel of the Ancient World, and exceptional novel from the perspective of Claudia Procula, the wife of Pontius Pilate (who is notorious for his role in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ).