Ancient-history sentence example

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  • Having studied at Marburg and Jena, he for some time lived at Leipzig as a private tutor; but in 1802 he was appointed professor at Marburg, and two years later professor of philology and ancient history at Heidelberg.
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  • The new series of " Creation " and " Deluge " tablets from Nippur, published by Poebel & Langdon, 39 also belong to the realm of the historian and anthropologist rather than to that of the archaeologist, so are merely mentioned here; the excavation in which they were found being now ancient history.
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  • Hearing that the poet was born at Tus, the sultan made him explain the origin of his native town, and was much struck with the intimate knowledge of ancient history which he displayed.
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  • See DARIUS (I.) and PERSIA, Ancient History.
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  • To this was appended a critical dissertation on the historians who had dealt with the period (Zur Kritik neuerer Geschichtschreiber), which, showing as it did how untrustworthy was much of traditional history, was to be for modern history as epoch-marking as the critical work of Niebuhr had been in ancient history.
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  • A reprint of Primitive Marriage, with "Kinship in Ancient Greece" and some other essays not previously published, appeared in 1876, under the title of Studies in Ancient History.
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  • By 1595 the number of maps had increased to 119, including a Parergon or supplement of 12 maps illustrating ancient history.
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  • Little is known of him except that he belonged to a family of Yemen, was hold in repute as a grammarian in his own country, wrote much poetry, compiled astronomical tables, devoted most of his life to the study of the ancient history and geography of Arabia, and died in prison at San'a in 945.
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  • He rejected the theory of the unity and continuity of history so far as it would obliterate distinctions between ancient and modern history, holding that, though work on ancient history is a useful preparation for the study of modern history, either may advantageously be studied apart.
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  • It is told, however, that Moawiya summoned an old man named `Abid ibn Sharya from Yemen to Damascus to tell him all he knew about ancient history and that he induced him to write down his information.
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  • Half a century later began versions from the Greek either direct or through the Syriac. The pieces translated were mostly philosophical; but the Arabs also learned something, however superficially, of ancient history.
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  • Hamdani (q.v.) was led to write his great geography of Arabia by his love for the ancient history of his land.
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  • The scope of the archaeologist's studies must include every department of the ancient history of man as preserved in antiquities of whatever character, be they tumuli along the Baltic, fossil skulls and graven bones from the caves of France, the flint implements, pottery, and mummies of Egypt, tablets and bas-reliefs from Mesopotamia, coins and sculptures of Greece and Rome, or inscriptions, waxen tablets, parchment rolls, and papyri of a relatively late period of classical antiquity.
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  • The second part deals with chronological and mathematical questions, and has been of great service in determining the principal epochs of ancient history.
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  • Considerable attention began to be paid to the ancient history of Greece, and to all the myths relating to the foundation of states and cities.
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  • For the coasts of South America the vast shell-heaps are the repositories of ancient history.
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  • Two scientific missions - to Mount Athos in 1874 and to Asia Minor in 1876 - appeared at first to incline him towards the study of the ancient history of the Christian churches of the East.
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  • The range of studies was widened, however, at Rugby in 1828-1842 by Thomas Arnold, whose interest in ancient history and geography, as a necessary part of classical learning, is attested by his edition of Thucydides; while his influence was still further extended when those who had been trained in his traditions became head masters of other schools.
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  • Other alleged discoveries, such as' the construction of early Roman history out of still earlier ballads, have not been equally fortunate; but if every positive conclusion of Niebuhr's had been refuted, his claim to be considered the first who dealt with the ancient history of Rome in a scientific spirit would remain unimpaired, and the new principles introduced by him into historical research would lose nothing of their importance.
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  • Bent now visited at considerable risk the almost unknown Hadramut country (1893-1894), and during this and later journeys in southern Arabia he studied the ancient history of the country, its physical features and actual condition.
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  • Here you find articles in the encyclopedia on topics related to Ancient history (the Romans and before).
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  • It is one of the most important problems in ancient history to determine what was the ethnological relation of these tribes, whom we may call " Safine," to the people of Rome on the one hand, and the earlier stratum or strata of population in Italy on the other.
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  • For the historical and archaeological evidence which connects the Sabines with the patricians of Rome, see Rome, Ancient History.
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  • But even in its present mutilated state it is often an important authority for the ancient history of the East.
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  • After the death of Pompey, Pharnaces, the son of Mithradates, rose in rebellion against the Roman yoke, subdued Colchis and Armenia, and made head, though but for a short time, against the Roman arms. After this Colchis was incorporated with Pontus, and the Colchians are not again alluded to in ancient history till the 6th century, when, along with the Abasci or Abasgi, under their king Gobazes, whose mother was a Roman, they called in the aid of Chosroes I.
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  • And what they learned from current history and from the ancient history of the nation recorded in Scripture they taught in the synagogues, which corresponded not merely to the parish churches but also to the schools - day schools and Sunday schools - of to-day.
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  • In 1907 he was elected Camden professor of ancient history at Oxford.
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  • The title of "county in itself" also helps to recall its ancient history.
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  • His chief contribution to ancient history was his article on Roman history in the 9th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1886), which was republished with additions as the Outlines of Roman History (1890).
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  • Korean ancient history is far from satisfying the rigid demands of modern criticism, but it appears that Ki-tze's dynasty ruled the peninsula until the 4th century B.C., from which period until the 10th century A.D.
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  • Who this Darius was is one of the most difficult questions in ancient history.
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  • Engel, Kypros (Berlin, 1841), gives a good summary of the ancient history of the island.
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  • The present occupant of the position is known as the Camden professor of ancient history.
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  • The ancient history of Sidon is discussed in the article Phoenicia.
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  • But these works, while proving Scaliger's right to the foremost place among his contemporaries as Latin scholar and critic, did not go beyond mere scholarship. It was reserved for his edition of Manilius (1579), and his De emendatione temporum (1583), to revolutionize all the received ideas of ancient chronology - to show that ancient history is not confined to that of the Greeks and Romans, but also comprises that of the Persians, the Babylonians and the Egyptians, hitherto neglected as absolutely worthless, and that of the Jews, hitherto treated as a thing apart, and that the historical narratives and fragments of each of these, and their several systems of chronology, must be critically compared, if any true and general conclusions are to be reached.
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  • Little is known of its ancient history except that it was destroyed by Perdiccas about 322 B.C., and afterwards became a seat of Isaurian pirates.
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  • But the world was changing from antique to Christian ideals just as he was writing, and with him we leave this outline of ancient history.
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  • It settled until our own day the succession of years from the Creation to the birth of Christ, fitting the Old Testament story into that of ancient history.
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  • He was associated with the elder Hosea Ballou in editing The Universalist Quarterly Review; edited an edition of Sismondi's History of the Crusades (1833); and wrote the Ancient History of Universalism, down to A.D.
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  • We may conclude the ancient history of the lunar theory by saying that the only real progress from Hipparchus to Newton consisted in the more exact determination of the mean motions of the moon, its perigee and its line of nodes, and in the discovery of three inequalities, the representation of which required geometrical constructions increasing in complexity with every step.
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  • He was ordained in 1841; was Bampton lecturer in 1859, and Camden professor of ancient history from 1861 to 1889.
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  • The reader may consult La Vasconie by Jean de Jaurgain (Paris, 1898) for the latest example of this reconstruction of ancient history from fragmentary and dubious materials.
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  • With the rental of the manor of Bexley, William Camden, the antiquary, founded the ancient history professorship at Oxford.
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  • You may talk of desert, or family lineage, or race, or ethnic group, or absurdly of ancient history.
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  • The two papers on classical Studies will contain questions on Ancient History and Classical literature.
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  • Nowhere in the world is ancient history so visible, so tangible and so dramatic as in Egypt.
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  • They spent a lot of time creating a timeline, with key dates in ancient history.
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  • Perhaps no single statement could more vividly emphasize the change in the point of view from which scholars regard the chronology of ancient history than the citation of this indisputable fact.
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  • If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.
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  • The ancient history of Egypt has been reconstructed in great detail.
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  • The Ancient History tutor will see the tutee as a matter of course once per term, but is also available during office hours.
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  • On the time line you would write the centuries, with as large an amount of space in between each as possible, beginning with ancient history.
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  • With a little research you can come up with movies to teach everything from ancient history to modern life.
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  • Read on to learn about some of the most famous haunted places in this country with its ancient history and storied past.
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  • Even Pentium IIs are fast becoming ancient history.
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  • After an account of the ancient history of Macedonia and of the intrigue of Nectanebus we are told how Philip dies, and how Alexander subdues Rome and receives tribute from all European nations.
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  • Naw. I'm ancient history to him.
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