9780415331555

Time in Antiquity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415331555

  • ISBN10:

    0415331552

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Time in Antiquity exploits the different perceptions of time from Classical antiquity, principally through the technology designed to measure, mark or tell time. The material discussed ranges from the sixth century BC in archaic Greece to the third century AD in the Roman Empire, and offers fascinating insights into ordinary people's perceptions of time and time-keeping instruments.

Author Biography

Robert Hannah is Professor of Classics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research interests include Greek and Roman archaeoastronomy, Classical art and the Classical Tradition.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. viii
Abbreviationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Time in antiquity: an introductionp. 1
Cosmic timep. 5
Marking timep. 27
Telling timep. 68
Measuring timep. 96
Conceptions of timep. 116
Epiloguep. 145
Notesp. 157
Referencesp. 180
Indexp. 199
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