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:

MEcoy said...

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

Maude Lynn said...

Makes sense!

Joy said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Eh eh eh Romans ruled :-)

DWei said...

Wonder what Quintilis stood for...

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Kati said...

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

Have a great day,
-Kati

Emmylou said...

I'll take July over Quintilis anytime.

Anonymous said...

great fact!

Adam said...

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

Caro * said...

Very interessant ! :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

One of the nicest months of the year!

the chilicool said...

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Elisabeth said...

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.

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Christine said...

Nice to know this.

Theresa Mahoney said...

July is my favorite month too!