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Roman Months

Months of the Roman Year

Roman Month

Origin

Days in Republican Calendar

Days in Julian Calendar

Januarius (January)

The God Janus

29

31

Februarius (February)

From the Februa festivals which were celebrated at the end of the Roman year.

28

28

Martius (March)

The God Mars

31

31

Aprilis (April)

The Etruscan God Aprilis

29

30

Maius (May)

The Goddess Maia

31

31

Junius (June)

The God Juno

29

30

Julius (July)

Named for Julius Caesar, originally named Quintillis (the 5th month).

31

31

Augustus (August)

Named for Augustus Caesar, originally named Sextilis (the 6th month).

29

31

September

The 7th month.

29

30

October

The 8th month.

31

31

November

The 9th month.

29

30

December

The 10th month.

29

31

Total Days

355

365


Did you know?

In 44 BC Julius Caesar changed the name of the month Quintillis to Julius, after himself. The following year he decided (based on the advice of an astronomer) to use a purely solar calendar with 365 days. This calendar is known as the Julian calendar in his name.











Roman Months - Related Topic: Roman History


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