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Re: Episode #753
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2020, 06:13:15 PM »
Of course, that calendar that started it all is not even in use anymore and we've dropped a few weeks off. So if you asked Caesar, it'd still 2019.

If you asked Caesar he'd say it's 2772. The Romans counted their years (on the rare occasions they numbered them) from the founding of Rome in 753 BCE

If you asked Caesar what year it is or when the decade starts, he wouldn't say anything, because he's dead.  ::)
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Re: Episode #753
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2020, 07:33:14 PM »
Of course, that calendar that started it all is not even in use anymore and we've dropped a few weeks off. So if you asked Caesar, it'd still 2019.

If you asked Caesar he'd say it's 2772. The Romans counted their years (on the rare occasions they numbered them) from the founding of Rome in 753 BCE

If you asked Caesar what year it is or when the decade starts, he wouldn't say anything, because he's dead.  ::)

touché  ;)

Then according to the Julian calendar, as it was envisaged at the time Of Julius Caesar, today would be (for me now) January 1st, 2773.

For the US it is still December 31st, 2772

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Re: Episode #757
« Reply #77 on: January 15, 2020, 11:34:40 AM »
Of course, that calendar that started it all is not even in use anymore and we've dropped a few weeks off. So if you asked Caesar, it'd still 2019.

If you asked Caesar he'd say it's 2772. The Romans counted their years (on the rare occasions they numbered them) from the founding of Rome in 753 BCE

Nonsense! He'd say MMDCCLCCII.

Being something of a latin wonk, I believe this would have been pronounced by a Roman patrician such as Caesar as meh-meh-DUHHH-kah-kah-loo-ai-yi.
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Re: Episode #757
« Reply #78 on: January 15, 2020, 04:12:35 PM »
Of course, that calendar that started it all is not even in use anymore and we've dropped a few weeks off. So if you asked Caesar, it'd still 2019.

If you asked Caesar he'd say it's 2772. The Romans counted their years (on the rare occasions they numbered them) from the founding of Rome in 753 BCE

Nonsense! He'd say MMDCCLCCII.

Being something of a latin wonk, I believe this would have been pronounced by a Roman patrician such as Caesar as meh-meh-DUHHH-kah-kah-loo-ai-yi.

'Pendantry' (sic) alive and well on the SGU forum  ;)  ;D

I think you mean:  MMDCCLXXII


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Re: Episode #757
« Reply #79 on: January 15, 2020, 04:38:59 PM »
Of course, that calendar that started it all is not even in use anymore and we've dropped a few weeks off. So if you asked Caesar, it'd still 2019.

If you asked Caesar he'd say it's 2772. The Romans counted their years (on the rare occasions they numbered them) from the founding of Rome in 753 BCE

Nonsense! He'd say MMDCCLCCII.

Being something of a latin wonk, I believe this would have been pronounced by a Roman patrician such as Caesar as meh-meh-DUHHH-kah-kah-loo-ai-yi.

'Pendantry' (sic) alive and well on the SGU forum  ;)  ;D

I think you mean:  MMDCCLXXII

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Re: Episode #753
« Reply #80 on: January 15, 2020, 05:50:46 PM »
Since we’re being pedantic, I would point out that the Verrine dating was not commonly used in antiquity to refer to years and it is very unlikely that Caesar would have referred to the year using dates AUC. In the time of Caesar by far the most common way to name a year was after the consuls; 59 BCE was not DCLXXXXIIII anno urbe condita, but simply Caesare et Bibulo consulibus, “when Caesar and Bibulus were consuls”.
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Re: Episode #753
« Reply #81 on: January 15, 2020, 06:02:25 PM »
Since we’re being pedantic, I would point out that the Verrine dating was not commonly used in antiquity to refer to years and it is very unlikely that Caesar would have referred to the year using dates AUC. In the time of Caesar by far the most common way to name a year was after the consuls; 59 BCE was not DCLXXXXIIII anno urbe condita, but simply Caesare et Bibulo consulibus, “when Caesar and Bibulus were consuls”.

I did say "on the rare occasions they numbered them"

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Re: Episode #753
« Reply #82 on: January 15, 2020, 06:31:44 PM »
Since we’re being pedantic, I would point out that the Verrine dating was not commonly used in antiquity to refer to years and it is very unlikely that Caesar would have referred to the year using dates AUC. In the time of Caesar by far the most common way to name a year was after the consuls; 59 BCE was not DCLXXXXIIII anno urbe condita, but simply Caesare et Bibulo consulibus, “when Caesar and Bibulus were consuls”.

I did say "on the rare occasions they numbered them"

He would not have used the "Before Common Era" for any dates.

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Re: Episode #753
« Reply #83 on: January 15, 2020, 06:47:04 PM »
Since we’re being pedantic, I would point out that the Verrine dating was not commonly used in antiquity to refer to years and it is very unlikely that Caesar would have referred to the year using dates AUC. In the time of Caesar by far the most common way to name a year was after the consuls; 59 BCE was not DCLXXXXIIII anno urbe condita, but simply Caesare et Bibulo consulibus, “when Caesar and Bibulus were consuls”.

I did say "on the rare occasions they numbered them"

He would not have used the "Before Common Era" for any dates.

To be fair to The Latinist, the 59 BCE was for our benefit, so we knew which year he was referring to with the follow up AUC (in Roman numerals), and then its consuls naming convention.

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Re: Episode #753
« Reply #84 on: January 17, 2020, 09:26:24 AM »
Episode 755 used to have a thread. I even posted in it. It mysteriously disappeared.  ??? ???

It looks like that was accidentally deleted. We're working on restoring it.
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