The Latin term antiquĭtas came to Castilian as antiquity. The concept refers
to the condition or property of ancient: that it took place in
a past and distant time or that belongs to it.
the notion of antiquity can be used to name this time past. For
example: "In ancient times, people used to gather around the radio to listen
to the account of the most important sporting events", "Those things
happened in ancient times, now it is different", "I do not understand
how in ancient times they could live without telephones or Internet ”.
The story called Ancient Age to the era in
which they arose and the first civilizations developed. Conventionally, the
invention of writing is often used as a point of reference to study the
beginning of ancient history.
It is known from classical antiquity to the Greco-Roman
period belonging to the Old Age, which lasted a long time and is between the
high and low seniority. More specifically, it is about the time when ancient
Rome and ancient Greece carried out the development of the Greco-Roman civilization,
also known as the Greco-Roman world.
Objects whose value lies in the passage of time are also
called antiques: “Every Sunday an antiques fair is organized in the center
square”, “For my birthday, my mother gave me a beautiful Chinese
antique that I have located in the living room of my house ”, “ I have
several antiques to sell ”.
The importance of this type of antiques is that they are elements that
characterize a past period and that are no longer used today. The typewriters can
be regarded as antiques because the computers (PCs) have
It is difficult to describe the sensations that an antiquity can arouse in
the people most sensitive to the passage of time and the development of culture. An
object created centuries ago, or even decades ago, can mean an incomparable find
for a researcher to the point of changing his life. However, this itself can be
absolutely useless in the eyes of another individual.
The value of an antiquity is, therefore, relative to the observer. In the
field of academic music, for example, there are those who dedicate a large part
of their time to searching for works that have been forgotten. Every
time they come across a century-old score that has been in the dark for
centuries, they experience unsurpassed joy; For a person who cannot read music,
this may be nothing more than a foreign book they will never read and perhaps
sell for a few coins at a flea market.
The number of months or years that a person has
been in a job or in a position is also known as seniority: "I was
twenty-five years old in the company when I was fired for a restructuring", "When
you are one year old, you can choose which shift you prefer to work in ”, “
I don't think it's healthy for a mayor to have been in office for more than a
Just as objects called antiques are often invaluable to certain people, the
longer we stay in a job, the more important we become to the
employer. Seniority in a company is a determining variable in matters such as
salary, vacation and special leave.
It should be noted that seniority in a job can become an obstacle if the
employee begins to demand certain privileges that the company
is not willing to give them, either because they do not consider them reasonable
or because they do not have the necessary resources. In these cases, it is not
uncommon for the situation to end in dismissal for unclear reasons, as a result
of a silent plot by the employer to get the worker to make an unforgivable