Exhibition Lecture: Weeks, Months, and Years in Greek and Roman Calendars

Daryn Lehoux

Queen's University


This talk looks at how time was structured in Greek and Roman antiquity. How and why was the year divided into just this many units and not more or less? Where did the seven-day week come from? How was the division of the year into weeks, days, and months related to religious and political cycles and duties?

Daryn Lehoux is Professor of Classics at Queen's University. He is the author of What Did the Romans Know? (Chicago, 2012), Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World (Cambridge, 2007), and Creatures Born of Mud and Slime (Johns Hopkins, forthcoming), as well as the co-editor of Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (Oxford, 2013).

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