I. Concept – II. Antiquity as Epoch – III. Religion and Antique Culture
1. English – Latin – French.
a. The English word “antiquity”, like the German word Antike, borrowed from the French antique, denotes an epoch and a norm. “Classical” antiquity is the culture of the “ancient” Greeks and Romans; predecessors (Mycenaeans, Phoenicians, Lydians), neighbors (Celts, Thracians, Etruscans), and successors (Germanic peoples, Arabs, …