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

Jonathan Ben-Dov, Lutz Doering

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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 articles in this book contain visual material published 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
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages296
ISBN (Electronic)9781316266199
ISBN (Print)9781107108967
StatePublished - 12 Oct 2017

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© Jonathan Ben-Dov and Lutz Doering 2017. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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