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(1) Of, or pertaining to, the ancient [[civilisation]]s of [[Europe]], in particular the pre-[[christian]] [[Greek]] and [[Roman]] [civilisation]]s. The [[humanists]] were particularly fond of finding and [[translating]] '''ancient''' [[Greek]] texts to add to their knowledge.
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(1) Of, or pertaining to, the ancient [[civilisation]]s of [[Europe]], in particular the pre-[[christian]] [[Greek]] and [[Roman]] [[civilisation]]s. The [[humanists]] were particularly fond of finding and [[translating]] '''ancient''' [[Greek]] texts to add to their knowledge.
   
 
(2) A [[military rank]], often seen in the [[16th century]] armies of especially [[England]]. Probably somewhere approximately equivalent to a [[lieutenant]] in the modern era. At the very least it ranked underneath a [[captain]], who was a [[knight]] as often as not.
 
(2) A [[military rank]], often seen in the [[16th century]] armies of especially [[England]]. Probably somewhere approximately equivalent to a [[lieutenant]] in the modern era. At the very least it ranked underneath a [[captain]], who was a [[knight]] as often as not.

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Ancient:

(1) Of, or pertaining to, the ancient civilisations of Europe, in particular the pre-christian Greek and Roman civilisations. The humanists were particularly fond of finding and translating ancient Greek texts to add to their knowledge.

(2) A military rank, often seen in the 16th century armies of especially England. Probably somewhere approximately equivalent to a lieutenant in the modern era. At the very least it ranked underneath a captain, who was a knight as often as not.