The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine...

Book Details

Author  Jörg Rüpke
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   August 2, 2011
ISBN  0470655089
Pages  240

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This book provides a definitive account of the history of the Roman calendar, offering new reconstructions of its development that demand serious revisions to previous accounts.

  • Examines the critical stages of the technical, political, and religious history of the Roman calendar
  • Provides a comprehensive historical and social contextualization of ancient calendars and chronicles
  • Highlights the unique characteristics which are still visible in the most dominant modern global calendar

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