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Solar and Lunar Calendars

Sacha Stern

in Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd Century BCE to 10th Century CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270348
eISBN:
9780191600753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270348.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Ancient sources including the books of Enoch and Jubilees, Qumran and related literature, Philo, Josephus, Graeco‐Roman, and early Christian sources, reveal that a variety of solar and lunar ... More


The Julian Calendar and the Problem of the Equinoxes in the Early Middle Ages

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

in Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter familiarizes readers with the ancient back-story of the Julian calendar and describes how one of the central problems inherent in this calendar—the drift of the equinoxes and solstices ... More


The Legacy

Robert Garland

in Julius Caesar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675020
eISBN:
9781781380611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675020.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses Caesar's legacy. These include the Julian calendar; his conquest of the Rhine; the regular staging of gladiatorial contests throughout the Roma Empire; and his Commentaries. ... More


Cultural images of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses cosmogony and theogony, or the origin of time and gods, as imagined by early cultures. It explores the perception of time in a variety of cultures, ranging from prehistoric ... More


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