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The construction of time in antiquity : ritual, art, and identity

Author: Jonathan Ben-Dov; Lutz Doering
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Ben-Dov; Lutz Doering
ISBN: 9781107108967 1107108969
OCLC Number: 989950886
Description: 360 Seiten. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction Lutz Doering and Jonathan Ben-Dov; 2 Time and natural law in Jewish-Hellenistic writings Jonathan Ben-Dov; 3. Calendars, politics, and power relations in the Roman Empire Sacha Stern; 4. Doubling religion in the Augustan Age: shaping time for an empire Joerg Rupke; 5. Real and constructed time in Babylonian astral medicine John Steele; 6. The intellectual background of the Antikythera mechanism Robert Hannah; 7. Divine figurations of time in Ancient Egypt Alexandra von Lieven; 8. The moon and the power of time reckoning in Ancient Mesopotamia Lorenzo Verderame; 9. Toward a phenomenology of time in ancient Greek art SeungJung Kim; 10. Women's bodies as metaphors for time in biblical, second temple, and rabbinic literature Sarit Kattan Gribetz; 11. The beginning of sabbath and festivals in ancient Jewish sources Lutz Doering; 12. Seasoning the bible and biblifying time through fixed liturgical reading systems (lectionaries) Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra; 13. The Roman ember days of September and the Jewish New Year Robert Hayward; 14. Celebrations and the abstention from celebrations of sacred time in Early Christianity Clemens Leonhard.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Ben-Dov and Lutz Doering.

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