Time in Antiquity by Robert Hannah

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  • History / Ancient / General,
  • Ancient - General,
  • History,
  • History: World

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Open LibraryOL10203521M
ISBN 100415331560
ISBN 109780415331562

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‘Before the invention of clocks, what did time mean to people. Time in Antiquity is a fascinating look at how ancient Greeks and Romans marked the seasons and told the time - from checking the length of their shadows to tracking the rising and setting of the stars. The book is packed with technical detail that might put some people off, but 5/5(1).

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Book Description. Time in Antiquity explores 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 3rd century AD in the Roman Empire, and offers fascinating insights into ordinary people’s perceptions of time and time-keeping.

At the core of the book is an analysis of the development of sundial technology, from elementary human shadow-casting to the well-known spherical, conical and plane sundials of antiquity.

The science behind these sundials, as well as other means of measuring time, such as. It offers a series of innovative studies by both senior and younger experts on various aspects of the construction of time in antiquity. Some articles in this book contain visual material published for the first time, while other studies update the field with new theories or apply new approaches to relevant sources.

This book investigates how human beings related to time in antiquity. Building on the most recent research and opening new avenues in fields of Classics and Ancient History, Assyriology, Egyptology, Ancient Judaism, and Early Christianity, this book offers a broad study on rituals, festivals, astronomy, calendars, medicine, art, and narrative.

Time in Antiquity explores 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 3rd century AD in the Roman Empire, and offers fascinating insights into ordinary people’s perceptions of time and time-keeping instruments.

Time in Antiquity explores the different perceptions of time from Classical antiquity, principally through the technology designed to measure, mark or tell time.

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