Ancient Athens - historic times.
Ever since the poet Virgil bequeathed us the phrase “tempus fugit” – time flies – mankind has been officially battling time. It was, of course, the Roman emperor Julius Caesar who tinkered with the calendar, ensuring that the Roman system of measuring days and months kept civilisation on track. Thanks to Julius Caesar, time is not as evenly marked as we think, of course – every four years we have an extra day on 29 February as a result of