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Time in Antiquity
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1. Time in Antiquity: An Introduction 2. Cosmic Time 3. Marking Time 4. Telling Time 5. Measuring Time 6. Conceptions of Time 7. Epilogue

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University of Otago, New Zealand

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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 Robert Hannah peppers his account with lively anecdotes from plays and poems, such as a greedy guest who arrives hours early for dinner when he measures his shadow at dawn instead of dusk.' -- New Scientist

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