8 May 2005

2 - Keeping Time: The Ancients

From The E=mc2 Lectures, 9:11 am on 8 May 2005

The smooth functioning of an ordered society depends in part on the possession of a technology which can measure the passage of time, and of a calendar by means of which a society can organise its activities. Associate Professor Robert Hannah, Otago University,  examines the different means of time-keeping which have been developed by various societies in ancient Europe.