Measuring Time in Antiquity


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English summary: Antiquity is rarely considered to be a period typified by massive use of time-measuring instruments. The latter are often viewed as perfunctory, uninventive, or even non-existent. This comprehensive work, which summarises for the first time all available data on the topic, also challenges many generally accepted ideas. Time-measuring instruments were an integral part of habits in antiquity: the hours of the day governed numerous aspects of people's private, as well as public, daily lives. Epigraphy and ...

Measuring Time in Antiquity 2015, Les Belles Lettres, Paris

ISBN-13: 9782251445090


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