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Re: WHAT calendar for the current year 2012

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2008, 8:35
Philip Newton wrote:
> I decided to throw together a quick calendar for the current year. > > 2012, of course -- at least in WHAT, the Western Hellenism Alternate > Timeline. I used TAKE month and day names ( > ). > > Have a look if you like and tell me what you think: > > (3.5 MB) > > One A4 page a month, with a picture of a European country landmark on > the top and a calendar sheet at the bottom (weeks starting with > Sunday).
Gee - thanks! Maybe I should add a pointer to this on mu website :)
> (Perhaps I should also make a smaller-file-size version with > scaled-down images for viewing onscreen, which don't need as high a > resolution.)
'twould be worth thinking about - it is taking quite a time to download, but what I have seen looks very good. -------------------------------------------- Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Ok, I assume that Σάβατο is Saturday? So in WHAT they're still using the > Julian calendar?
Firstly, this is surely a non-sequitur. Saturday is the biblical Sabbath - it has nothing to do with either the Julian or Gregorian calendar. The day is still called _sabato_ in Italian, _sabado_ in Spanish & Portuguese, and Σάββατο in modern Greek. Yet they all use the Gregorian calendar! The modern use of "Sabbath" sometimes in the Anglophone world to me Sunday is due to Puritan usage of transferring the command to keep the Sabbath holy from Saturday to Sunday - nothing to with change of calendar. Secondly, it simply does not make sense to talk of anyone using the Julian calendar in WHAT (Western Hellenic Alternative Timeline) as there was no Roman Empire there, no Julius Caesar and, therefore, no Julian calendar. You can't use something that never existed ;) --------------------------------------- Mark J. Reed wrote: > On Jan 27, 2008 5:33 PM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote: > >> Ok, I assume that Σάβατο is Saturday? So in WHAT they're still using the >> Julian calendar? > > > (That may seem obvious given the context, but I can easily imagine the > equivalent of the Gregorian reform happening anyway... without the taint of > Papism I don't think the Eastern world would have been so resistant to > it...) > I still do not follow this. It is, in fact, stated quite clearly that in WHAT the Papal seat was at Pella in Macedonia and that Pope Gregorios XIII "adjusted the calendar to bring the 'book equinox' back in line with the astronomical equinox and modified the rules for leap years so that century years would henceforth be leap years only if exactly divisible by 400." The unhappy division between Latin West & Greek East simply could not have existed in WHAT as (a) there was no Latin, and (b) both west & east were Greek! -- Ray ================================== ================================== Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitudinem.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>