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The Rise of the Fixed Calendars: Persian, Ptolemaic, and Julian Calendars

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how fixed calendars rose in importance in the ancient world during the second half of the first millennium bce, largely as a result of the spread and adoption of the Egyptian ... More


The Meaning of ‘Divide’

Ernest Metzger

in A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264743
eISBN:
9780191682780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides an explanation to the phrase ‘divide the day’ and certain aspects of diem diffindere that the one-day rule would otherwise explain. It cites some accounts on divided calendar ... More


Calendar Days in the Youth Part: Mundanity and Drama

Carla J. Barrett

in Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes a typical calendar day in the Manhattan Youth Part courtroom and shows how delay, routinization, and drama characterize the court. Calendar days—usually Fridays—were set aside ... More


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