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

Jonathan Ben-Dov (Editor), Lutz Doering (Editor)

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Time has always held a fascination for human beings, who have attempted to relate to it and to make sense of it, constructing and deconstructing it through its various prisms, since time cannot be experienced in an unmediated way. This book answers the needs of a growing community of scholars and readers who are interested in this interaction. It offers a series of innovative studies by both senior and younger experts on various aspects of the construction of time in antiquity. Some of the material in this book is published here for the first time, while other studies update the field with new theories or apply new approaches to relevant sources. Within the study of antiquity, the book covers the disciplines of Classics and Ancient History, Assyriology, Egyptology, Ancient Judaism, and Early Christianity, with thematic contributions on rituals, festivals, astronomy, calendars, medicine, art, and narrative.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages296
ISBN (Electronic)1107108969, 1108506097, 1108515037, 1108516521, 110851801X, 1108523978, 1316266192, 9781107108967, 9781316266199
ISBN (Print)9781107108967
StatePublished - 2017

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Time perception
  • Time -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
  • Time -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
  • Ancient civilization
  • Chronometry, Mental
  • Duration, Intuition of
  • Intuition of duration
  • Mental chronometry
  • Time -- Perception
  • Time, Cognition of
  • Time estimation
  • Time (Theology) -- Time Religious aspects Christianity
  • Time (Judaism)


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