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"The clock"
Act 2,
Scene 1
Lines 193a-193b

An explanation of the anachronistic reference to a clock in Act 2, Scene 1 of myShakespeare's Julius Caesar


Peace! Count the clock.


                                       The clock hath stricken three.

Shakespeare has committed a humorous anachronism, which is the attribution of something to a time period to which it doesn’t belong. It will be 1500 years before the invention of a mechanical clock that can chime on the hour.