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Excerpted from a Forbe’s review of About Time by David Rooney, available online HERE:

Ancient Romans were well aware of the coercive effect of clocks on daily life. Shortly after the first sundial was installed at the Forum, writers attacked it, damning “the man who first discovered the hours”. Characteristically for a culture fixated on cuisine, the greatest criticism concerned the timing of meals. “When I was a boy, my stomach was the only sundial,” complained the playwright Plautus. “But now what there is, isn’t eaten unless the sun says so.”

It’s hard to imagine a life without clocks, but their lives were not greatly different than our own.  Somehow they went to school, went to work, went to church, waged wars, imposed taxes, and everything got done.

And, of course, that reminded me of this:


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3 Comments

  1. Wow, great finding on that quote!

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  2. Reblogged this on Mona's Seaside Resort and commented:
    well..being a personal voter against all “clocks”….i have more watches than ..well..most people..ever..and do i actually look at what time it is? I’ve always been a little..ok a LOT of a free spirit on my own “time clock”. it gets me in trouble with my hubby and various jobs..but…I also still think ignorance is bliss as far as daily JOY. My favorite times in my live is when I get lost in being in nature, bobbing around in the swimming pool, super long showers with no place to be..reading a book until my eyes close..hugs…love.

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  3. well..being a personal voter against all “clocks”….i have more watches than ..well..most people..ever..and do i actually look at what time it is? I’ve always been a little..ok a LOT of a free spirit on my own “time clock”. it gets me in trouble with my hubby and various jobs..but…I also still think ignorance is bliss as far as daily JOY. My favorite times in my live is when I get lost in being in nature, bobbing around in the swimming pool, super long showers with no place to be..reading a book until my eyes close..hugs…love.

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