Athenian Agora: Water clock (Klepsydra)

Water clock (Klepsydra)

The water clock measured time for speeches, with water emptying at a controlled speed from one bowl into another. Senate speeches were six minutes and it became an art form to deliver an effective message in that time period. Should be a reccommended practice for modern politicians.

See drawing.

Location details

Athenian Agora   (Photo...)
Museum of Athenian Agora

Adrianou 24, GR-105 55 Athens, Attiki, Greece (GR)

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