The Invention of Time

“Calendars are the bones of history,” writes Glen W. Bowersock, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, in his opening lines of a New York Review of Books review of Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire by Paul Kosmin, a work that Bowersock describes as “a magisterial contribution to this hitherto obscure but clearly important restructuring of time in the ancient Mediterranean world.”

Read the full review here.