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Antiquity and ancient times

ancient

adjective

relating to people who lived thousands of years ago, and to their way of life

Anglo-Saxon

adjective

relating to the history, culture, or language of the Anglo-Saxons

antiquity

noun

ancient times, especially the period of time before the end of the Roman Empire in 476 a.d.

archaeological

adjective

relating to or involving archaeology

archaic

adjective

relating to ancient times

archeological

another spelling of archaeological

basilica

noun

a large long ancient Roman building that has a round end

circus

noun

a circular area surrounded by rows of seats where people watched fights, races, and performances in ancient Rome

classical

adjective

relating to the languages, literature, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome

classically

adverb

in a style based on the ancient Greek and Roman styles

classicism

noun

a style of art or literature based on ancient Greek and Roman styles that is beautiful in a simple controlled way

classics

noun

the study of the languages, literature, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome

forum

noun

a place in ancient Roman towns where people met to discuss politics or business

gladiatorial

adjective

like a gladiator, or relating to gladiators

Graeco-

a British spelling of Greco-

Grecian

adjective

from ancient Greece, or similar to the styles typical of ancient Greece

Greco-

prefix

Greek or ancient Greek: used with some adjectives and nouns

Hellenic

adjective

relating to Greece, especially Ancient Greece, or its language or culture

Ionic

adjective

made in the style of buildings in ancient Greece, with tall stone posts that have round bases

megalith

noun

a very large upright stone put in place by people in ancient times

monolith

noun

a very large piece of stone standing on one end, often put in position in ancient times

mythology

noun

a collection of ancient myths, especially those of a particular country or religion

neoclassical

adjective

neoclassical ideas or art are similar to ancient Greek or Roman ideas or art

the Olympic Games

a competition that took place every four years in ancient Greece, in sports and literature

oracle

noun

a type of priest in ancient Greece who told people what would happen in the future or who gave them advice from the gods

papyrus

noun

a type of paper made from plants that was used in ancient Egypt

pyramid

noun

a large stone structure with a square base and walls with three sides that meet at a point on the top of the structure. The most famous ones, known as the Pyramids, were built in ancient Egypt in order to bury kings.

Roman

adjective

relating to or from ancient Rome or its empire

scroll

noun

a long roll of paper or similar material, especially one with official written information or ancient writing on it

the senate

noun

the highest level of government in ancient Rome

standing stone

noun

a large stone put into an upright position by people in ancient times

Stonehenge

an ancient circle of tall stones in England

tribune

noun

a government official in ancient Rome whose job was to protect the rights of ordinary people

archaeologically

adverb

megalithic

adjective

Saxon

adjective

Trojan

adjective

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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