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By Jörg Rüpke

This booklet presents a definitive account of the background of the Roman calendar, supplying new reconstructions of its improvement that call for severe revisions to earlier bills.

  • Examines the severe levels of the technical, political, and spiritual heritage of the Roman calendar
  • Provides a finished historic and social contextualization of old calendars and chronicles
  • Highlights the original features that are nonetheless seen within the such a lot dominant glossy international calendar

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