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Classical antiquity

Classical antiquity is a broad and perhaps misleading term for a long period of European history, that begins roughly with the earliest recorded Greek poetry of Homer, and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Such a wide sampling of history and territory covers many rather disparate cultures and periods. "Classical antiquity" typically refers to an idealized vision of later people, of what was, in Lord Byron's words,

the glory that was Greece, the grandeur that was Rome!

Articles that discuss various aspects of classical antiquity include:

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