Tumblr. . October It me an Wm taunted ytte ttritt ttet, are mum stab cues. -at. The Caesars didn't add months, they renamed them. The Roman Calendar began in March. March is named after Mars, the god of War, because it was the first month w



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User avatar #2 - reyden (07/15/2013) [+] (14 replies)
same with september, if im correct
User avatar #4 to #3 - reyden (07/15/2013) [-]
i only care about september
#35 - bpwags (07/15/2013) [+] (17 replies)
The Caesars didn't add months, they renamed them. The Roman Calendar began in March. March is named after Mars, the god of War, because it was the first month warm enough for war, which was kinda the Roman's favorite thing. July was originally Quintilis and August was Sextilis, the 5th (quin) and 6th (sex) months of the year.
Further: Sept = 7, Octo = 8, Nove = 9, Dec = 10.
They didn't name January and February, cuz they sucked cuz you couldn't farm or fight.
It wasn't until later that January became the start of the new year
#50 - anonymous (07/15/2013) [+] (17 replies)
what the hell, anons can't thumb anymore
User avatar #74 - hankhillofthe (07/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)


User avatar #20 - newforomador (07/15/2013) [+] (6 replies)
How were the months decided before we knew about out constant orbit around the Sun? My closest guess is that it was based around the seasons but if anybody has a better answer I'd like to hear it.
#23 to #20 - Hyoukin (07/15/2013) [-]
Lunar cycles.
Lunar cycles.
User avatar #39 - blueej (07/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)

this actually makes sense
#21 - pridefulmatthew (07/15/2013) [-]
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#34 - thedungeonmaster (07/15/2013) [+] (5 replies)
If august didn't exist then neither would I...
If august didn't exist then neither would I...
#48 - anonymous (07/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
is everyone missing the fact that October is the 10th month not the 8th?
User avatar #51 to #48 - AvatarAirBender (07/15/2013) [-]
Did you even read the rest of it?
#32 - milkandeggs (07/15/2013) [-]
Man that is so Brutus.
User avatar #86 - baditch (07/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Why couldn't he put the new months on the end instead of shoving all of the other ones over? ******* Caesar.
User avatar #96 to #86 - dedaluminus (07/15/2013) [-]
Because he wanted the nicest months.
#56 - thebritishsonic (07/15/2013) [+] (4 replies)
God damn it caeser
#75 - neostar (07/15/2013) [-]
Except Augustus didn't change his name to Augustus until AFTER Julius Ceasar died and Octavius changed his name to Augustus after he defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
User avatar #28 - kemberling (07/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Et tu, Brutus?
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User avatar #33 to #31 - spasticpuppet (07/15/2013) [-]
But actually no.
"December" has as much to do with "Decade" as "Decapitation".

Wikipedia: Deci (symbol d) is a prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one tenth. Adopted in 1795, the prefix comes from the Latin decimus, meaning tenth. Its most frequent use is in the non-SI unit, the decibel, used to measure sound intensity (relative to a reference) and many other ratios.
User avatar #30 - traelos (07/15/2013) [-]
Er....you mean Augustus named August after himself and July after his adoptive uncle?

Octavian wasn't Augustus until after Caesar was dead.
#18 - hillbillypowpow (07/15/2013) [-]
Julius Caesar's nephew was named Octavius. He took the name Augustus Caesar after he became emperor.
#5 - anonymous (07/15/2013) [+] (3 replies)
sept 7, oct 8, novem 9, dec 10

#10 to #8 - thumbpadawan (07/15/2013) [-]
January - after Janus (the god with 2 faces), Roman god of beginnings and endings
February - to signal the start of Februa, Roman festival of purification
March - Mars, Roman god of war
April - Either after Aphrodite or Aperire, which is latin for "to open" (as in the opening of buds and blossoms)
May - Maia, mother of Mercury and daughter of Atlas
June - Juno, chief Roman Goddess
User avatar #94 - anonymoose ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
I always wondered why september, october, november and !!decem"ber weren't their respective number in the calendar.
User avatar #57 - srskate (07/15/2013) [+] (10 replies)
... There are people in this world who didn't know that?
#62 to #57 - coldfusion (07/15/2013) [-]
If there are ppl that STILL believe that the earth is flat, I can believe that.
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