Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity
'excels at demonstrating the importance of time in everyday life' - Hyperallergic
This richly illustrated catalogue for the exhibition at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, explores widespread modes of timekeeping in the Greco-Roman world and their continued influence today.
Highlights include the oldest known example of a portable sundial (The Ham of Herculaneum), a Greek paragpegma calendar from 100 BCE which aligns stellar phenomena with weather predictions, stone and ceramic calendars, zodiac boards for displaying horoscopes, and mosaics, sculptures, and coins that reflect ancient perceptions of the controlling power of time and the heavens.
- Author: Alexander Jones, Professor of the history of the exact sciences in antiquity at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Date published: December 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0691174402
- Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 22.9 cm