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    On Roman Time: The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) (Hardback) By (author) Michele Renee Salzman

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    DescriptionBecause they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. "The Codex-Calendar of 354" miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion in the years between Constantine's conversion and the fall of the Western Empire. In this richly illustrated book, Michele Renee Salzman establishes that the traditions of Roman art and literature were still very much alive in the mid-fourth century. Going beyond this analysis of precedents and genre, Salzman also studies "The Calendar of 354" as a reflection of the world that produced and used it. Her work reveals the continuing importance of pagan festivals and cults in the Christian era and highlights the rise of a respectable aristocratic Christianity that combined pagan and Christian practices. Salzman stresses the key role of the Christian emperors and imperial institutions in supporting pagan rituals. Such policies of accomodation and assimilation resulted in a gradual and relatively peaceful transformation of Rome from a pagan to a Christian capital.

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    On Roman Time
    The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michele Renee Salzman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 335
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520065666
    ISBN 10: 0520065662

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PGZ, 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI066000
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 529.30937
    LC classification: CE46.S25 1
    DC22: 529.30937, 529/.3/0937
    LC classification: CE46 .S25 1990
    Thema V1.0: PGZ
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    25 March 1991
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    Author Information
    Michele Renee Salzman is Associate Professor of History at University of California, Riverside.
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    "Both scholars of late antiquity and those intrigued by the adjustments required of society's leaders in an age of rapid change will find this book highly informative, insightful, and provocative."--Elizabeth A. Clark, author of "Women in the Early Church