Roman dating

Calendars were used to organize days for religious, administrative and commercial purposes and to plan for agricultural cycles.

For example, the beginning of the year in the Roman calendar was also the beginning of the agricultural season.

The project is a part of the larger project „Forschungskontinuität und Kontinuitätsforschung – Siedlungsarchäologische Grundlagenforschung zur Eisenzeit im Baltikum“. Contacts across the Baltic Sea in the Iron Age, Network Denmark-Poland, 2005–2008, Nordiske Fortidsminder C/7 [København, Warszawa 2010] 141–184, fig. Analysed finds are numerous, due to the existence of the ancient so-called Amber Route.

The aim is to prepare a Ph D thesis concerning personal ornaments and belt fittings dating to the early Roman Period (1st–2nd cent. The area of the Dollkeim-Kovrovo Culture in the late Roman Period (phase C2) – marked in red (after A. In the early Roman Period this route led from the Roman Provinces to the Samland Peninsula and further to western Lithuania.

By the 1st century Mercedonius, kept the calendar in step with the seasons.

The confusion was compounded by political maneuvers.

The last day of the week was the day when farmers came to the city's market to sell their products.

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In an exclusive interview with the Jasmine, Tami introduces us to her new boyfriend (Reggie), whom she’s privately been dating for some time — who happens to be 17 years her junior.The most important for the project is Herbert Jankuhn’s archive housed in the ALM in Schleswig. Finally it will be discussed whether the Dollkeim-Kovrovo Culture was homogeneous or whether it was a collection of several different cultural units.Jankuhn wrote his Ph D thesis about Samland in the early Roman Period. Because the time between new moons averages 29.5 days, the Roman lunar calendar had either 29 or 30 days.It had 304 days subdivided into 10 months starting from March and ending with December (from the Latin word decem or ten in Latin), while no months were assigned to the winter days between December and March.The Pontifex Maximus and the College of Pontiffs had the authority to alter the calendar, and they sometimes did so to reduce or extend the term of a particular magistrate or other public official.The word calendar comes from the Latin word kalendae or the first day of the month.The second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius (reign: 715–673 B.C.), introduced the months of Ianuarius (January) and Februarius (February).The remaining 61 days were apparently ignored, resulting in a gap during the winter season.The months bore the names Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Juniius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December—the last six names correspond to the Latin words for the numbers 5 through 10.


  1. Feb 4, 2012. The Ides of March, the Kalends of February, the Nones of November. All of these dates are Roman style, and mysterious if you don't know how.

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