Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)
Tue, 08 Aug 95 13:52:40 PDT

In article <>, <>
> You were not lied to (and it is probably a good idea to stop being quite
> so adolescent.) However, the Romans were NEVER very rational about
> anything to do with counting or calendars. For *some* purposes the
> year began on January 1st, for others (in particular, the inauguration
> of consuls, who gave their names to the years) on March 1st. The
> actual case is just more complicated than you were told (and would
> you have had the patience then -- or do you have it now? -- to delve
> into the actual historical situation?
> --
> Michael L. Siemon (

Thank you for your answer. This is a problem that has intrigued me for
quite a while, and seemed quite appropriate to this thread. I do however
find your references to my apparent lack of maturity and patience rather
insulting. Please do not judge me (or others) based on a light-hearted
request for information.

Anyway, thanks again for your answer

Julian Cracknell