Re: [LEAPSECS] building consensus

From: Rob Seaman <seaman_at_NOAO.EDU>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 07:50:25 -0700

Peter Bunclark wrote:

> hang on I thought the numbering start Jan=1 ... Dec=10 and got
> interrupted
> when Julius Caesar put an extra month in and so did Augustus...

I thought Julius renamed some high value summer month and wanna-be
Augustus did likewise, stealing a day from February to make August
the same length. If they put two "extra" months in, where were those
62 days originally?

Of course, any old "I, Claudius" fan knows that Augustus was
originally named Octavius. Mere coincidence that the eighth child
would end up naming the eighth month? Or perhaps a two thousand year
old conspiracy involving some hack painter from the town of Vinci?
You decide...

> Hands up if you wish you had the authority to swing that kind of
> timekeeping standardization adjustment.

Some folks already believe they have such authority...

Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 07:50:43 PDT

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