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  • The History of Timeby Leofranc Holford-Strevens

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    Leofranc Holford-Strevens explores time measurement and the organisation of time into hours, days, months and years using a range of fascinating examples from Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar's Leap Year, to the 1920s' project for a fixed Easter. - ;Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did... more...

  • The Worlds of Aulus Gelliusby Leofranc Holford-Strevens; Amiel Vardi

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 214.99

    This is the first collection of essays in any language on Aulus Gellius; its contributors, both established and younger scholars, include Gellian experts looking out with specialists in other fields looking in; they combine traditional and new approaches. Subjects range from the bilingual culture in which Gellius wrote, through his stylistic judgements,... more...

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