18. Antiquity


See also 190. GREECE and GREEKS ; 207. HISTORY .

antediluvian
a person who lived before the Flood. — antediluvian, adj.
antiquarianism
an interest in the customs, art, and social structure of earlier peoples and civilizations. — antiquarian, n., adj.
archaeography
the field of description of antiquities. — archaeographical, adj. archaeographer, n.
archaeology, archeology
the scientific study of human remains and artifacts. — archaeologist, archeologist, n. archeologie, archaeologic, archeological, archaeological, adj.
Assyriology
the study of the language and culture of ancient Assyria. — Assyriologist, n. Assyriological, adj.
classicism
the principles or style of classic art or literature. — classicist, n.
Egyptology
the study of ancient Egyptian language, history, and culture. — Egyptologist, n. Egyptological, adj.
epigraphy
the deciphering and interpreting of ancient inscriptions. — epigraphist, epigrapher, n. epigraphic, epigraphical, adj.
Etruscology
the study of Etruscan civilization, especially its artifacts and language. — Etruscologist, n.
Hellenism
Ancient Greek culture and ideals. — Hellenist, n.
lipsanography
Rare. the research and composition of treatises about relics. — lipsanographer, n.
momiology
the study of mummies.
paleography, palaeography
the study of ancient writings, including inscriptions. — paleographer, palaeographer, n. paleographic, palaeographic, adj. papyrology the study of ancient writings on papyrus. — papyrologist, n.
post-diluvian
a person who lived after the Flood. — post-diluvian, adj.
romanism
the policies and actions distinctive of ancient Rome.

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