Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fact of the Day: Month of Caesar

July was named by the Roman senate in honor of Julius Caesar. Before July was named after Caesar it was known as Quintilis.

17 comments:

  1. well no matter whom the name was based from july is my favorite month of all

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  2. Thanks for the fact. I love this month too. It is summer!

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  3. Wonder what Quintilis stood for...

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    1. fifth month... seriously. One of the oldest roman calendars began the year in march. Go figure.

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  4. I didn´t know its previous name. Very interesting, Adam. Kisses:)

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  5. Your blog is full of curiosity, I didn't know that July was the name in honour of Caesar!
    xx

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  6. Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
    I heard about this, too!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  7. I'll take July over Quintilis anytime.

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  8. Oh, I didn't know that. I'm happy about the change, I wonder what Quintilis would have been in Swedish (July is Juli). Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  9. July is my favorite month too!

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