Did the Greeks or Romans have any literature describing events in the future? The modern era has produced a number of books and movies concerning a future society with flying cars or other technological advances — or post-apocalyptic dystopia. It occurred to me that I had never heard of anything similar in ancient literature.
Of course, I don't expect them to imagine a similar future than people two millennia later would, but some people must have had ideas about how life will be different in the future. If there are no full books, plays, or other that take place in the author's future, are there at least some passages?
I am curious to find what the ancient people imagined future might hold, however short or long the time jump is.
(It occurs to me that ancient literature might not have had fiction as an established genre the way we do today. Much of the literature seems to concern history, mythology, philosophy, and matters of the present life. Perhaps the playwrights could have had something a little different? Or maybe future would be discussed in the form of a prophecy?)