Antiquity vs Thebes - What's the difference?
Ancient times; former ages; times long since past.
The ancients; the people of ancient times.
* That such pillars were raised by Seth all antiquity has avowed. —Sir W. Raleigh.
(obsolete) An old gentleman.
* You are a shrewd antiquity , neighbor Clench. —B. Jonson.
(label) The historical period preceding the Middle Ages (c. 500-1500), primarily relating to European history.
(often, constructed as an uncountable plural) A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
State of being ancient or of ancient lineage.
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The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity
and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.}}
(en proper noun
Any of two important cities in antiquity, either in Greece or Egypt.