Roman Calendar - T he R omon olendor C The Y eor y Romans...

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The Romon Colendor The Yeor Romans commonly reckoned years in one of two ways. One way was to identify the year by who the consuls were. So, for example, the year we call 63 BC was-- for the Romans--"the year when M. Tullius Cicero and G. Antonius were consuls." It was also possible to count years from the founding of the city (often abbreviated A.U.C. from the Latin expression ab urbe condita). Since the traditional date for that beginning was 7548C, another way to identify 63 BC would be 691 AUC. [Early Roman historians sometimes used Greek dating systems. Under the empire, it became possible to date by the years of an individual emperor's reign. Augustus, whose hold on power was very long, often dated his time by the years he had held the tribunician power. But for the most part, consular and AUC dating will do the trick for us.l The Doys of the Month The Roman
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