A Conversation for The Calendar in Anno Domini (AD)

About Augustus

Post 1

manolan


Actually, I thought the Senate wanted to honour him and he chose the month after July, not wanting to be seen to get ahead of Julius.

Also, on the AD 1 vs 1 AD point, I'm glad you put that in. On this issue, h2g2 is unequivocally wrong. This is a rather annoying solecism which should be stopped at all cost!


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Post 2

Dubo


More than little pedantic, don't you think?


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Post 3

manolan


I was being _slightly_ OTT, though I do loathe postfixing the AD and think it's wonderful that h2g2 has an entry which points out how silly one of their editorial rules is.


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Post 4

The Dali Llama

I heartily agree with manolan on this one. AD=Anno Domini=Year of our Lord. It comes inthe same placement it would in English. would you write 2000 year of our lord? Didn't think so.


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Post 5

The Dali Llama

I heartily agree with manolan on this one. AD=Anno Domini=Year of our Lord. It comes inthe same placement it would in English. would you write 2000 year of our lord? Didn't think so.


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Post 6

shagbark

when the article was written I used AD 1 but the editors decided that
they wanted to follow their standard system which made it 1 AD
however they left in the comments about it.


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