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Horologium (Solare) Augusti
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The sundial with calendrical functions described by Pliny (HN 36,72f.), which was built on the Field of Mars in Rome ( Roma) in the reign of Augustus and renovated many times in the 1st and 2nd cents. AD. The gnomon ( Clocks) consisted of an obelisk which threw its shadow on to a paved area with a network of lines marked with bronze inlays. The reconstruction by [1] suggested as a result of various excavations and interpretations of the ancient and modern written records, assumed a complex dynastic monument (including the  Ara Pacis Augustae). It has been called into d…

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Horologium (Solare) Augusti”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e517610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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