Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

Get access

1.2.2. Early concepts of time and calendars
(3,941 words)

A. Ancient concepts of time

[German source]

The linear, critical, scientific concept of time intrinsic to modern historical research is generally at odds with the concepts of time that gave rise to ancient chronological and era-related dates. In its consideration of time, the history of philosophy [3915–17] suggests that the linear perception of time is not an anthropological constant, but rather derives from a historic…

Cite this page
Patzek, Barbara, “1.2.2. Early concepts of time and calendars”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005131>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



▲   Back to top   ▲