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Caesar's Calendar Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

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ISBN-10: 0520258010

ISBN-13: 9780520258013

Edition: 2008

Authors: Denis Feeney

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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. In this brilliant, erudite, and exhilarating book Denis Feeney 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. Feeney welcomes the reader into a world where time was moveable and changeable and where simply ascertaining a date required a complex and often contentious cultural narrative. In a style that is lucid, fluent, and graceful, he investigates the pertinent systems, including the Roman…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Denis Feeneyis Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University and was the 2004 Sather Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. His books includeLiterature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs(1998) andThe Gods in Epic: Poets and Critics of the Classical Tradition(1991).

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Synchronizing Times I: Greece and Rome
Synchronizing Times II: West and East, Sicily and the Orient
Transitions from Myth into History I: The Foundations of the City
Transitions from Myth into History II: Ages of Gold and Iron
Years, Months, and Days I: Eras and Anniversaries
Years, Months, and Days II: The Grids of the Fasti
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
General Index
Index Locorum