Example sentences for: ancients

How can you use “ancients” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • These were known to the ancients as the Pillars of Hercules, and in ancient times marked the limits of the known world.

  • The windswept peninsula of southern Attica reaches out towards the Aegean Sea, and at its very tip (70 km/43 miles south of Athens) the ancients built a beautiful Temple to Poseidon, the God of that watery realm.

  • Torralba has perhaps the most beautiful taula of all — certain evidence that the ancients were masters of the art of stone construction.

  • The metal was identified in 1808 by Sir Humphry Davy, who originally named it alumium , based on Latin alumen , and alum , oxides and sulphates of aluminum, respectively, which were known to the ancients.

  • An aside halfway through the piece likens FBI agents, scanning the Internet for hacker assaults and political extremists, to "ancients searching the skies for a sign."

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