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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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"You were speaking of the opinions of ancient historians upon the dangerous navigation of the Red Sea."
Ancient historians have to work hard with their limited evidence, pinning down the precise meanings of words and patiently examining physical evidence such as wheel ruts and ramps.
Ancient historians mostly agree on the basic facts of the assassination: a conspiracy of around 60 Roman senators that called themselves liberators, who counted among their numbers Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger.
(He does not note that ancient historians were often themselves eyewitnesses of what they report, e.g., 'Ihucydides and Polybius.) Keener is a respected evangelical scholar, one informed by modern exegetical writers.
They suggest the value of a modern theater prosopography to parallel that used by ancient historians. They also point to the potential of analysis of "theater experience" (to parallel perhaps that of the analysis of reading experience, for example in the Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945 currently being developed at the Open University as a major research project that collects examples, from fiction and from real life, of what individual readers encountered and how they responded to it).
Ancient historians may resent what generations of educationalists have inflicted on their beloved discipline, but they can still, despite it all, maintain a certain imperious strut.
However, few ancient historians would automatically assume that the first usage of a term necessarily marks the point at which the word was first applied to a phenomenon, and the fact that the proto-martyr Stephen was actually referred to as a martus in Acts (22.20) meant that he offered a model for description as well as action.
As Phil Perkins wrote in 2006, 'ancient historians and archaeologists do not frequently discuss time' ('People, worlds and time', in P.
an oddity, it seemed, because ancient historians as far as I knew were,
His translations of ancient historians, including Appian, Diodorus Siculus, Thucydides, and Xenophon, directly related to his role as a royal advisor.
Rather than organize his book around modern theories, Lane Fox instead follows these three explanatory threads, favored by ancient historians, through the turbulent centuries from about 800 BC through AD 138.

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