The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine: Time, History, and the Fasti

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2011 - History - 240 pages
This book provides a definitive account of the history of the Roman calendar, offering new reconstructions of its development that demand serious revisions to previous accounts.
  • Examines the critical stages of the technical, political, and religious history of the Roman calendar
  • Provides a comprehensive historical and social contextualization of ancient calendars and chronicles
  • Highlights the unique characteristics which are still visible in the most dominant modern global calendar
 

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Contents

Times Social Dimension
1
Towards an Early History of the Roman Calendar
23
The Introduction of the Republican Calendar
38
The Written Calendar
44
6
68
The Calendar in the Public Realm
175
Abbreviations
183
Sources Index
209
General Index
215
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About the author (2011)

Jörg Rüpke is Fellow in Religious Studies at the Max Weber Centre of the University of Erfurt. His publications include Fasti sacerdotum: A Prosopography of Pagan, Jewish, and Christian Religious Officials in the City of Rome, 300 BC to AD 499 (trans. David Richardson, 2008), Religion of the Romans (2007), A Companion to Roman Religion (2007), and Religion and Law in Classical and Christian Rome (co-edited with C. Ando, 2006)

David M B Richardson has previously translated Fasti sacerdotum: A Prosopography of Pagan, Jewish, and Christian Religious Officials in the City of Rome, 300 BC to AD 499 (Jörg Rüpke, 2008), and contributed to the English translation of Brill’s New Pauly Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World (2002 onwards).

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