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WELCOME TO THE TIME PORTAL
( Time book) touches upon nearly every topic in some way. Some of the most relevant are below:
was known as a "second minute", the second small division of an second hour?
...that the second is defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 oscillations between the two
hyperfine levels of the ground state in the Cesium-133 atom?
...that the smallest unit of time that could ever be measured is the
Planck time (~ 5.4 × 10 −44 seconds)?
Herodotus's claim that the sundial was invented in Babylon, the oldest known example is from ? Egypt
were merkhets Ancient Egyptian timekeeping devices that tracked the movement of certain stars over the meridian in order to ascertain the time during the night, when sundials could not function?
Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quem mihi, quem tibi
Leuconoe, don't ask — it's dangerous to know —
finem di dederint, Leuconoe, nec Babylonios
what end the gods will give me or you. Don't play with Babylonian
temptaris numeros. ut melius, quidquid erit, pati.
fortune-telling either. Better just deal with whatever comes your way.
seu pluris hiemes seu tribuit Iuppiter ultimam,
Whether you'll see several more winters or whether the last one
quae nunc oppositis debilitat pumicibus mare
Jupiter gives you is the one even now pelting the rocks on the shore with the waves
Tyrrhenum: sapias, vina liques et spatio brevi
of the Tyrrhenian sea — be smart, drink your wine. Scale back your long hopes
spem longam reseces. dum loquimur, fugerit invida
to a short period. Even as we speak, envious time
carpe diem quam minimum credula postero. is running away from us.
Seize the day, trusting little in the future.