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#35 - bpwags ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
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
User avatar #99 to #35 - siggythepiggy (07/15/2013) [-]
heh "sex"
#78 to #35 - aysitlo (07/15/2013) [-]
I'd be okay with Sextober.
#38 to #35 - orionthegreat (07/15/2013) [-]
You forgot that January is named after Janus the two-faced god of doors, thresholds, gates, and time travel. He could look into the past and future at the same time.
Never knew what February was about though.
#40 to #38 - bpwags ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
Ah you are correct. They originally didn't have names for these months, because they considered winter a monthless period (again because it sucked). However they did eventually name it, as you said. After further research, February was named after either the word februum or some god with a similar name, meaning purification. It was their time of atonement at the end of the year.
#41 to #40 - orionthegreat (07/15/2013) [-]
Excellent job friend, we will assuredly win a prize for our findings. Time to break pout the pipes.
#68 to #38 - golbot (07/15/2013) [-]
God of doors, and therefore, new beginnings
User avatar #139 to #38 - fedegon (07/16/2013) [-]
Does anyone remember the "Punch people so hard they became doors" thing?
#140 to #139 - orionthegreat (07/16/2013) [-]
Yes he's god of that too
User avatar #141 to #140 - fedegon (07/16/2013) [-]
Thanks, my good hunter. I hope I got that one right.
#142 to #141 - orionthegreat (07/16/2013) [-]
I'm not just good

I'm grrrrrrrrreat
#136 to #38 - anon (07/16/2013) [-]
Now i have the urge to rewatch all of Janus-related episodes of Stargate
User avatar #63 to #38 - priestoftheoldones (07/15/2013) [-]
Time travel? TIME TRAVEL?!
User avatar #127 to #63 - sabcy (07/16/2013) [-]
Dr. who's wife must now be called Jane
User avatar #137 to #127 - priestoftheoldones (07/16/2013) [-]
Hahahaha, his name is "The Doctor" not doctor who.
User avatar #138 to #137 - sabcy (07/16/2013) [-]
my comment stands, although now shamed a little by my ignorance.
#80 to #35 - gisuar (07/15/2013) [-]
oh wait now i get why it's called march when troops move
User avatar #87 to #80 - jouten (07/15/2013) [-]
Though they're the same word in english, that's not were march came from. March comesf from middle english word "marchen", which means something like walking or well "march". It seems to have germanic origin, because in old french there's the word "marchier" which means "to stride, to trample" and the german word "marschieren" which means the same

Though it's military connotation may have had influence in naming the english month which was called Martius in latin, after Mars the war god.
User avatar #2 - reyden ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
same with september, if im correct
User avatar #3 to #2 - chubbybastard (07/15/2013) [-]
And November and December
User avatar #4 to #3 - reyden ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
i only care about september
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#114 to #4 - lomtura (07/15/2013) [-]
did someone say september?
#98 to #4 - talked ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
sept = 7
octo = 8
no = 9
deca = 10
User avatar #101 to #98 - sumosquash (07/15/2013) [-]
i wasn't aware that "no" = nein
#106 to #98 - anon (07/15/2013) [-]
I thought that the prefixes for 8 and 9 were oct- and non- respectively
Snape kills Dumbledore
#116 to #4 - starshroom (07/15/2013) [-]
September-born master race
#29 to #3 - anon (07/15/2013) [-]
nope, nove and dece actually stood for 9 and 10, they go along
#36 to #29 - anon (07/15/2013) [-]
and then they added two more months... I'm sure someone mentioned that recently...?
User avatar #44 to #29 - xplosevdiarrhea (07/15/2013) [-]
That's why he said "and".
User avatar #118 to #29 - anthonyh (07/15/2013) [-]
omg do you even listen
#122 to #3 - anon (07/16/2013) [-]
nove and dece? it's novem and decem

assturd
User avatar #74 - hankhillofthe (07/15/2013) [-]





ET TU, FEBRUTUSARY?




User avatar #102 to #74 - exotic (07/15/2013) [-]
oh my god
User avatar #39 - blueej (07/15/2013) [-]
SEPTember
OCTOber
NOVEmber
DECEmber

this actually makes sense
User avatar #89 to #39 - skulldan (07/15/2013) [-]
my italian tells me that there must have been 2 months added.

not that i am italian, i can just count to ten
#121 to #89 - noschool (07/16/2013) [-]
actually the calendar was just shifted around, during roman times the first month of the year was march and january and february where the last two months so most of the time it still had twelve months except sometimes when an extra month had to be added at the end to keep the calendar aligned with the seasons.
#21 - pridefulmatthew (07/15/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#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 #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.
#34 - thedungeonmaster (07/15/2013) [-]
If august didn't exist then neither would I...
If august didn't exist then neither would I...
User avatar #42 to #34 - tuckthisphit (07/15/2013) [-]
or...you know...you could've been born in month that replaced august.
User avatar #45 to #42 - thedungeonmaster (07/15/2013) [-]
Thanks captain obvious...it was a joke
User avatar #46 to #45 - tuckthisphit (07/15/2013) [-]
if that was a joke,it was ******* horrible and you know it.
User avatar #47 to #46 - thedungeonmaster (07/15/2013) [-]
Ok tough guy
User avatar #58 to #34 - pudingcade (07/15/2013) [-]
me too
#32 - milkandeggs (07/15/2013) [-]
Man that is so Brutus.
#56 - thebritishsonic (07/15/2013) [-]
God damn it caeser
User avatar #73 to #56 - strangemoo (07/15/2013) [-]
Damn Ross, kicking the computer.
#115 to #56 - anon (07/15/2013) [-]
This doesn't look shopped. I'm intrigued, which episode was this?
User avatar #120 to #115 - thebritishsonic (07/16/2013) [-]
There Civilization V: Brave New World videos

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLLJ4EZwaNc
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User avatar #20 - newforomador ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
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.
#72 to #20 - ketiw (07/15/2013) [-]
stars.
#23 to #20 - Hyoukin (07/15/2013) [-]
Lunar cycles.
Lunar cycles.
User avatar #60 to #23 - daentraya (07/15/2013) [-]
And that's what menstrual cycles followed..
User avatar #25 to #23 - newforomador ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
I thought that was the length of a month.
User avatar #26 to #25 - Hyoukin (07/15/2013) [-]
I was under the impression that's what your question was - that's what it seemed like anyway. There are differences in a seasonal year and a calendrical year, and there were (and are) many civilizations that had (have) their own way(s) of reckoning the passage of time with their own calendar systems. For a modern example, the "Chinese New Year", which is both a cultural and religious reckoning of time. So, it might be safe to make the assumption that before the formal introduction of calendars, "years" and the passage of time, was just monitored on the cycle of the seasons, but since there's such a huge variation between people and cultures, I wouldn't try to say for certain one way or another. Hope that kind of helps.
User avatar #27 to #26 - newforomador ONLINE (07/15/2013) [-]
It did and thank you for taking the time to explain.
User avatar #28 - kemberling (07/15/2013) [-]
Et tu, Brutus?
User avatar #70 to #28 - windmagevaati (07/15/2013) [-]
*Brute
User avatar #145 to #70 - kemberling (07/16/2013) [-]
Thank you, I thought I got it wrong and couldn't remember how it went.
#18 - hillbillypowpow (07/15/2013) [-]
Julius Caesar's nephew was named Octavius. He took the name Augustus Caesar after he became emperor.
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 #86 - baditch (07/15/2013) [-]
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.
User avatar #129 to #96 - heartlessrobot (07/16/2013) [-]
**** you these sure as hell aren't the nicest. It's like living in Satan's sweaty asshole over here.
#5 - anon (07/15/2013) [-]
sept 7, oct 8, novem 9, dec 10

User avatar #8 to #5 - coolmcbob (07/15/2013) [-]
How have I not seen that before.
However that doesn't explain june -january
#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 #66 to #10 - coolmcbob (07/15/2013) [-]
The more you know
User avatar #57 - srskate (07/15/2013) [-]
... There are people in this world who didn't know that?
#61 to #57 - amuzen (07/15/2013) [-]
there are people on this world who don't know that the earth revolves around the sun I wouldn't think it much of a surprise that an obscure historical fact like how each of the months came to be isn't known to all.
#62 to #57 - coldfusion (07/15/2013) [-]
If there are ppl that STILL believe that the earth is flat, I can believe that.
look at their website:

theflatearthsociety.org/cms/
#83 to #62 - anon (07/15/2013) [-]
" Throughout the years it has become a duty of each Flat Earth Society member, to meet the common round earther in the open, avowed, and unyielding rebellion; to declare that his reign of error and confusion is over; and that henceforth, like a falling dynasty, he must shrink and disappear, leaving the throne and the kingdom of science and philosophy to those awakening intellects whose numbers are constantly increasing, and whose march is rapid and irresistible. The soldiers of truth and reason of the Flat Earth Society have drawn the sword, and ere another generation has been educated and grown to maturity, will have forced the usurpers to abdicate. Like the decayed and crumbling trees of an ancient forest, rent and shattered by wind and storm, the hypothetical philosophies, which have hitherto cumbered the civilized world, are unable to resist the elements of experimental and logical criticism; and sooner or later must succumb to their assaults. "

Wtf...
I'm scared...
User avatar #126 to #62 - tehpwnz (07/16/2013) [-]
the fact that this exists makes me want to kill myself...
User avatar #128 to #126 - theblondefetus (07/16/2013) [-]
www.cringechannel.com/2013/04/23/gay-exorcism/

Watch this, this is a much better reason
User avatar #131 to #128 - tehpwnz (07/16/2013) [-]
i don't get it.
User avatar #132 to #131 - theblondefetus (07/16/2013) [-]
They're trying to "exercise" the gay out of him
User avatar #134 to #132 - tehpwnz (07/16/2013) [-]
and he is pretending to actually be possessed by a gay ghost? i'm confused as to why he is growling.
User avatar #135 to #134 - theblondefetus (07/16/2013) [-]
Something along those lines, yes. The growling, well, is because he's an idiot
User avatar #107 to #62 - mylazy (07/15/2013) [-]
Which is really ironic because, contrary to popular belief, no one educated has thought that the earth was flat for something like 2,000 years.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_Flat_Earth
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth
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#50 - anon (07/15/2013) [-]
what the hell, anons can't thumb anymore
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