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Caesar's calendar : ancient time and the beginnings of history

Author: Denis C Feeney
Publisher: Berkeley : Univ. of California Press, 2008.
Series: Sather classical lectures, 65.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : English : 2. printView all editions and formats
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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. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denis C Feeney
ISBN: 9780520251199 0520251199
OCLC Number: 635196018
Description: XIV, 372 Seiten.
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Introduction 1. Synchronizing Times I: Greece and Rome 2. Synchronizing Times II: West and East, Sicily and the Orient 3. Transitions from Myth into History I: The Foundations of the City 4. Transitions from Myth into History II: Ages of Gold and Iron 5. Years, Months, and Days I: Eras and Anniversaries 6. Years, Months, and Days II: The Grids of the Fasti Epilogue Notes Bibliography General Index Index Locorum
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, 65.
Responsibility: Denis Feeney.

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"As [Feeney's] excellent book [underlines], the most lasting achievement of Caesar was... the calendar that is still used, throughout the west."--New York Review of Books

 
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