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    Re: Ides of September
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Sep 19, 09:27 -0700

    Hi George, you wrote:
    " It looks like the system for Ides, etc., was based on the moon phase. Ides was defined as the day of the full moon, the other days were set from that point. Fast forward to September 2013, the day of the full moon is today (this morning at my location). Today should be the Roman Ides, the 13th of September. Is that correct?"

    Supposedly the VERY early Roman calendar was a lunar calendar so something like this might have worked, but by at least the eight century BC (?), the calendar was no longer lunar.


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