Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Calendar changes

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Sunday, October 4, 1998, 7:16
At 15:25 03/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
>If you are to change the calendar, then why not 12 months of 30 days each
and have the leap and extra 5 or six days be a feast/special month or like. Some religious time if you like? Also have ten day weeks, so you would have three weeks in a month?
> >I wonder where our current calendar comes from, since many of our social
things are based on Ten (fingers and like). I know of the Romans had a ten month calender, but over time additions were made.
> >January = same >February = not sure >March = not sure >April = not sure >May = not sure >June = Juno (Jupiter) >July = Julius >August = Augustus >September = 7th month >October = 8th Month >November = 9th month >December = 10th month > >Any comments? > >Mike > > >-----== Sent via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==----- > Easy access to 50,000+ discussion forums > >
First, the Roman Calendar had 10 months and began in March (hence the name of September, October, November and December). At that time, the months were: Martius (March, month of Mars) Aprilius (April) Majus (May, I'm not sure of its name) Junius (June, month of Jupiter) Quintilis (fifth month) Sextilis (sixth month) September (seventh month) October (eighth month) November (ninth month) December (tenth month) Then the calendar was changed to a twelve-one. I think that it was Julius Caesar who did it. He added two months and decided that March would become the third month of the year. The first was called Januarius (month of Janus, the God of doors, with one face that can see the past and one face to see the future) and the second Februarius. It became the Julian calendar. Then Caesar was killed, and as an hommage, the Romans gave Quintilis its name, so the Month became Julius (July). Then the Empire began, with Augustus as an emperor. When he died, he was so loved that Sextilis was given his name : Augustus (August). That's what I know of the history of the Roman calendar. Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. homepage: