Measuring time

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Measuring time

Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Sun Jan 19, 2003 6:41 pm

Salve,

I would like more about the methods the Romans used to measure time. They used sundials but I remember reading about waterclocks too. Could anyone tell me how they divided the day (hours, minutes, seconds?) and with what kind of apparatus.

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Postby Tiberius Dionysius Draco on Mon Jan 27, 2003 3:02 pm

Salve,

because nobody seems to know anything about this subject, I've decided to do some resaerch myself on the internet and came across some very good sites.

http://www.beaglesoft.com/timehistoryroman.htm
http://www.clubs.psu.edu/aegsa/rome/romec.html

The first URL gives alot of information about the history and apparatus the Romans used to measure time.
The latter is a complete Roman calendar on wich you can see what Roman day it would be today and wich god should be honored.

That is al I could find, maybe someone would like to add something to this?

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