Roman calendar


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Roman calendar

n.
The lunar calendar used by the ancient Romans until the introduction of the Julian calendar in 46 bc.

Roman calendar

n
(Historical Terms) the lunar calendar of ancient Rome, replaced in 45 bc by the Julian calendar. It originally consisted of 10 months, with a special month intercalated between Feb 23 and 24

Ro′man cal′endar


n.
the calendar in use in ancient Rome until 46 B.C., when it was replaced with the Julian calendar.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.Roman calendar - the lunar calendar in use in ancient RomeRoman calendar - the lunar calendar in use in ancient Rome; replaced by the Julian calendar in 46 BC
lunar calendar - a calendar based on lunar cycles
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This was, indeed, a bad failure, for this animal would now be dubbed a martyr, and would take his place among the saints of the Roman calendar.
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org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/S0009640712001941) Many scholars believe, however, that the main reason Jesus' birth came to be celebrated on December 25 is because that was the date of the winter solstice according to the Roman calendar.
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Roman poet Ovid was halfway through the Fasti--conceived as 12 books of elegiac couplets, one for each month in the Roman calendar and its festivals--when the emperor Augustus abruptly drove him out of Rome to the edge of the empire.
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Thomas was included in the Roman calendar in the 9th century, it was assigned to December 21, the date of his martyrdom.
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