Abstract | Seleucid Time: Imperial and Indigenous Temporalities in the Hellenistic East

The Seleucid Era, the official tally of years employed by the Seleucid Empire, was the first linear and irreversible chronographic system in the ancient world. In my presentation I will explore the social and political effects of its regular duration and irreversibility on just one aspect of life in the Seleucid empire: market trade.