Colonies in antiquity were city-states founded from a mother-city (its "metropolis"), not from a territory-at-large. Bonds between a colony and its metropolis remained often close, and took specific forms. However, unlike in the period of colonialism during the early and late modern era, ancient colonies were usually sovereign and self-governing from their inception. Most ancient colonization occurred around the Sea of Majatra and adjacent territories, and Selucian, Kalopian and Qedarite city-states were most active in colonization.
The Selucians were one of the most prolific colonizator of all times, with colonies founded in most part of the northern and eastern shores of Majatra and its islands, in the south of the modernday Malivia, western shores of Artania, the south-western shores of Seleya and they reached also the distant continent of Keris. The Selucian colonization was among the colonizations which more influenced the territories touched by their civilization, characterized by cultures and traditions with clear common roots, and this is clear especially regarding the languanges. In fact from Selucian descend many modern languages spoken in areas affected by the Selucian colonization and many nations have dated back their origins directly to the selucian settlers or conquerors. Among them, on the basis of the language, the largest group is represented by the Canrillaise language, developed in the southern regions of Seleya and today spoken in Alduria, Kanjor and Rildanor (also in Lourenne but in this case this depend by the colonization by Rildanor of this part of Dovani) and most of these nation have known their first examples of civilization thanks to the selucian settlers. Another large group is represented by the so called North Selucic, developed in Egelion and then spread in different nation, and interesting is the developement of the language in the northern seleyan state of Tukarali, where developed the local Tukarese. Another important group is the Ushalandan language and its descendants identified by the Kizenian Languages. Great fortune in the past among the civilization with clear selucian origin had it the Augustan Empire, spread by the ancient selucian colony of Leucopolis, where, influenced by the kalopian civilization, developed the Augustan language, official language of the Empire and today spoken in Zardugal and in Cobura. Finally, other two nation, with their languages, which indicate selucian civilisation at the basis of their culture are Aloria and Istalia, where are spoken the Alorian and the Istalian languages, the latter is considered to be the most close langague to the origina Selucian.