Definition of Ancient history

1. Noun. A history of the ancient world.

Generic synonyms: Account, Chronicle, History, Story

2. Noun. Knowledge of some recent fact or event that has become so commonly known that it has lost its original pertinence.
Generic synonyms: Common Knowledge

Definition of Ancient history

1. Noun. (idiomatic) That which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more. ¹

2. Noun. A period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ancient History

ancien regime
anciens régimes
ancient Greeks
ancient astronaut
ancient document
ancient documents
ancient history (current term)
ancient lands
ancient pine
ancient pyramid
ancient pyramids

Literary usage of Ancient history

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"CHAPTER I. Chronology and ancient history of the Hindus, T> UDE nations seom to derive a peculiar gratification BOOK II. -I* from pretensions to a remote ..."

2. Factors in Modern History by Albert Frederick Pollard (1907)
"And in this first lecture I want to take what seems to me the dominant note of modern, as distinct from medieval and ancient history—I mean nationality. ..."

3. New Chapters in Greek History: Historical Results of Recent Excavations in by Percy Gardner (1892)
"CHAPTER I. THE VERIFICATION OF ancient history. THERE is a notable distinction between the records of ancient and the records of modern history. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1835)
"Second Series of the Romance of ancient history. ... But not so with him who goes back to the dark periods of ancient history, and tries to bring into ..."

5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"In the broadest view, then, there is no such thing as ancient history open to the observation of the modern historian. All history that we can know from the ..."

6. Myths of Greece and Rome, Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art by Hélène Adeline Guerber (1893)
"$1.60 Part I. of ancient history. This embraces the pre-classical period and ... -35 cents Part III. of ancient history. The history of Rome as kingdom, ..."

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