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Epilogue

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The reach of the Romans' time schemes was very great. They extended back to the fall of Troy when the Roman story could be said to begin, and sideways to take in the developments of the empires of ... More


· Transitions from Myth into History II: Ages of Gold and Iron

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The question of how “alike” are the present and the distant past is one that preoccupies this chapter, and the fall of Troy will once again be an important focus. The chapter investigates the ... More


· Years, Months, and Days I: Eras and Anniversaries

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers distinctively Roman modalities for shaping time—their cult of the anniversary, their internal dating systems, and their molding of the temporal patterns of the year, especially ... More


Fights with Kētē, Sea-Serpents

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 3 turns to the drakontes’ marine cousins, the kētē or ‘sea serpents.’ These present a methodological difficulty for us insofar as, despite their serpentine nature, the term drakōn is seldom ... More


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