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Roman calendar

8 November 2011

Terry Walsh corrected the Latin:
ante diem dates require the accusative plural feminine e.g. ante diem III Kalendas / Nonas / Idus; this is followed by the month as an adjective in agreement, e.g., Ianuarias, Februarias, Martias, Apriles, Maias, Iunias, Iulias, Augustas, Septembres, Octobres, Novembres, Decembres. This rule also applies to pridie ('the day before' a key date).
“On the key dates themselves, the Romans used the ablative plural, with adjective agreement, e.g. Nonis Martiis etc.”

8 January 2004

Bill Bown called attention to an omitted list.

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