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Postby burgerking316 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:58 pm

I am trying to learn how to write dates in latin.

is this right?

Jan 18 2009

Ante diem tertio decimo Kalendas Februarias anno bis millesimo septingenesimo sexagensimo secundo ad Urbe condita.

a.d. XIII Kal. Feb. anno MMDCCLXII a.U.c.
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Re: Latin Date Check

Postby adrianus » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:06 am

Salve burgerking316/rexliborumminutalium316. Gratus nobis tuus adventus in forum.

the 18th of January, A.D. 2009, secundùm calendarium nostrum
= duodevicensimus dies mensis Januarii anno Aevi Communis (= a.A.C, vel Anno Domini = A.D.) bis millesimo nono (MMIX)

= xv Kal. Feb. anno MMDCCLXII (2762) a.U.c, secundùm calendarium Julianum Romanorum (post 46um annum ante Aevum Communem)
= dies quintus decimus ante Kalendas Februarias anno bis millesimo septingentensimo sexagensimo secundo ab urbe conditâ//vel anno urbis conditae.

= die quinto decimo ante Kalendas Februarias... (for "on the 15th day before...")
= a.d. xv Kal. Feb... = ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Februariae... [Allen & Greenough have the genitive case of the month here/habent hîc mensem casu genetivo. Nota benè etiam: "the 18th of January" = xv Kal. Feb. = a.d. xv Kal. Feb. nec/and not a.d. xiv Kal. Feb.]

Note that when the Romans counted forwards or backwards, they included the number they counted from. We say six is two numbers before eight, but the Romans say that it is three numbers before eight because they include the eight.

Nota, Romani, dinumerando ante vel post aliquod numerum, initium annumerabant. Dicimus sex secundum numerum ante octo esse sed dicebant Romani tertium, quià numerum octo annumerabant.

Feb 1 = Kalendae Februariae
Jan 31 = pridie Kalendas Februarias
Jan 30 = dies tertius ante Kalendas Februarias
...
Jan 18 = dies quintus decimus ante Kalendas Februarias
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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