Ancient Society Definition and Explanation
Ancient society is a phrase that Karl Marx chose to describe the period in history that’s been connected with production dependent on slave labor.
In the Marxist periodization of the evolution of society through time, the era known as “ancient society” refers to the Greco-Roman period.
Classical Marxism views ancient society as having been founded on the slave method of production; nevertheless, Marxist sociologists have more recently emphasized the multiplicity of historically existent modes of production.
The role of slavery, in conjunction with military conquest, is still a significant factor in explaining the growth and the final downfall of the Graeco-Roman civilization.