How would a Roman have written a date, say, when writing a letter, assuming that they did date their letters?
How would they have cited a date in the text of a book, such as, say, 'on the tenth of May, the 9th legion marched to the frontier'?
Did they commonly use numerals for either the day or the month, or did they write it all out? What about the year?
For that matter, from what starting point did they count their years?
While I'm at it, when mentioning the hour, I assume that they would have written something like, 'in (or during) the eighth hour'?
'Greek had to be simplified, and Latin had to be replaced with Italian, because we barbarians stole so many Greek and Latin words.'