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No, that's one invention you can't pin on the Romans. The Romans did not have clocks as we know them. They used the sundial or water clocks or simply looked up at the sky. (They, like all ancient peoples, were pretty accurate at judging time from the position of the sun) The Roman numerals on clocks is a decorative touch to make them more distinguished or "classy".

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