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I. Concept – II. Antiquity as Epoch – III. Religion and Antique Culture

I. Concept

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, Slavs) …

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Cancik, Hubert, “Antiquity”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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