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Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Denis Feeney


The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. This book investigates time and its contours as described by the ancient Romans, first as Rome positioned itself in relation to Greece, and then as it exerted its influence as a major world power. The book welcomes the reader into a world where time was movable and changeable and where simply ascertaining a date required a complex and often contentious cultural narrative. It investigates the pertinent systems, including the Roman cal ... More

Keywords: Rome, Greece, date, Roman calendar, natural time, sacred time, sacred space, empire, time divisions, myth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520251199
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denis Feeney, author