I hope this helps. It gives most of the pertinent information that you might use to calculate dates, albeit some of the references (e.g. what each month is in Latin) is not actually there. July is Quintilis, making its Nones the 7th and hence its Ides the 15th. That makes July 14th:Quite simple, if I may explain Very Happy:
The Romans had, during the early Republican days, a Calendar of 12 months: Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Iunius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, December, Ianuarius and Februarius.
In each of these months, the Romans counted three important dates: The Kalends, the Nones and the Ides.
The Kalends were always the first day of the month, the Nones could fall on the 5th day (Aprilis, Iunius, Sextilis, September, November, December, Ianuarius and Februarius) or the 7th (Martius, Maius, Quintilis and October).
The Ides fell exactly nine days after (remember the Romans counted both the beginning and ending dates) So, for Nones on the 5th (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 = 9 days), the Ides fell on the 13th, and with the Nones on the 7th (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 = 9 days) the Ides fell on the 15th.
Now, the Romans counted backwards towards the next important day. So, rather than saying: 1 day past the Kalends of April, they would say: 4 days before the Nones of April (remember, 2, 3, 4, 5 = 4 days).
a.d. VIII Id. Sex MMDCCXLVI ab urbe condita
ante diem VIII Ides Sextilis or 8 days before the Ides of July.
If the day was exactly before a special day, it was marked: pridie Kal. or pridie Id.
Hope this helped, QMF Smile
That would be ante diem octavum Kalendas Maias anno Domini MCMLVI (abbreviated: a.d. viii Kal. Mai. MCMLVI) according to traditional Roman reckoning, literally "the eighth day before the Kalends [i.e. the 1st] of May in the year of the Lord 1956". It actually means the seventh day before May, but the Romans counted inclusively with May 1st standing for the first day.hi there,
im looking to get a tattoo in memory of my dad who recently passed and i was wondering if anyone can help me to get the dates:
That's clear enough when the first number is greater than 12.I am in australia so our day comes first and month second any suggestion welcome im just looking for something nice.
I'm not sure that the Greek name Μέντωρ is related to either the Latin word mens (stem ment-) or mensis. It very well could be from the same Indo-European root as the former, but it would need looking into.emiloo probably confused mensis with mentis (of which mentor is related to the latter, but definitely not the former)
Read here: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=mentor&searchmode=term regarding the etymology of "mentor."I'm not sure that the Greek name Μέντωρ is related to either the Latin word mens (stem ment-) or mensis. It very well could be from the same Indo-European root as the former, but it would need looking into.
The Latin words mensis "month" and messor "reaper" are related, however, both being derived from a root whose basic meaning was "measure".
Presumably they mean menos (μένος) rather than *mentos.Read here: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=mentor&searchmode=term regarding the etymology of "mentor."