Roman Perpetual Zodiac Calendar
Use a very special calendar throughout the year: A tool for teaching children Roman numerals, times and calendar calculations. In addition, a wonderful gift for all antique lovers!
This educational and at the same time decorative Roman calendar where you can stick day per day where we are is crafted after an original from Trier (Germany) from the 4th century AD and is reproduced in ceramic casting and hand painted. The calendar can be hanged to a wall and shows the days of the week in the form of Roman deities. The zodiac is depicted in the centre of the calendar.
- Dimension: 20x16cm
- Detailed description
- Hand painted
- with rear suspension
The Zodiac (Latin/gr. ζ?διακ?ς of Zodiakos, "Circle of life"), is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecpliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets also remain close to the ecliptic, within the belt of the zodiac, which extends 8-9° north or south of the ecliptic, as measured in celestial latitude. Historically, these twelve divisions are called signs. Essentially, the zodiac is a celestial coordinate system, or more specifically an ecliptic coordinate system, which takes the ecliptic as the origin of latitude, and the position of the sun at vernal equinox as the origin of longitude. The ecliptic is also the thirteenth constellation of Ophiuchus, which in ancient times was not marked in the circle of the Sun. The names of the 12 of the 13 zodiac signs emerged from the ecliptic star constellations. No sign of the Zodiac is named after the Ophiuchus.
Location and size of the constellations of the ecliptic are no longer relevant for Western Astrology, and also the Zodiac is no longer used as such, it falls rather under the comprehensive name of constellations and zodiac signs.
Our replica is a copy of the original that is preserved in Rome.
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