Funny Pics Fun Fact: This is a common misconception. The actual cause of the offset was the insertion of January and February - the calendar had previously started with March. July and August are indeed named after the caesars but the months were not inserted. Two other months (Quintilis and Sextilis) were merely renamed July and August.
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@Senor Spock, ah indeed a fellow Roman enthusiast
@The Last Roman, oh you know it - love me some of them Romans
@Senor Spock, so then Ceasar was actually killed sometime in february? Or january?..
@Basil Fawlty, ha, funny thought. Nah the insertion of January and February came before Julius Caesar rose to power so it was actually March!
@Senor Spock, no I know but technically it would have been in what we know think of as january and February. Assuming they still did 365 days a year and the beginning of their March was like the beginning of our January? Or maybe they were too far back in technology. Idk
@Basil Fawlty, oh I see what you mean. So this is where things get hairy actually. If you believe how the Romans describe their system, each of their months still had only 30 or 31 days and their year had 304 days. This means, of course, there were 60 or so days left unaccounted for, and theories differ as to how they dealt with it - some sources say that the rest of the days were simply assigned to “winter” and dates weren’t really kept track of until spring. Some others say that the dates didn’t necessarily correspond to times of year and the seasons were allowed to shift around haphazardly. Then there are those who don’t think this calendar described by later Roman sources ever even existed, so who’s to say.
It’s all a terrible, messy system and it didn’t last for very long, historically speaking. What I can say is that by the time Julius Caesar died the calendar as we know it today was pretty much established, complete with leap years (this had been implemented by Caesar himself)
@Senor Spock, since Caesar was stabbed in March according to his calendar (which is basically our calendar), he really WAS stabbed in March as we think of it, meaning in early spring/late winter.
@Senor Spock, ohhh ok
Can't wait for whomever reposted this to get stabbed.
‘If I recall’
How old are you!?
I read March 25th marked the new year. Ares is the first zodiac sign and it’s the end of March.
Can we stab whoever reposted this?
@The Tower Of Pimps, Not my boy Julius
Dave Gorman did a whole segment on Modern life is Goodish about this!!!