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    Cleveland Mcfarlane

    There were originally only 10 months. This can be evidenced by noting the names of the later months. “Sept” corresponds to 7, “Oct” corresponds to 8, “Nov” is 9 and “Dec” is 10. July and August were added during the Roman empire by Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar.

    “The 10 months were named Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December. The last six names were taken from the words for five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. Romulus, the legendary first ruler of Rome, is supposed to have introduced this calendar in the 700s B.C.E.”


    Gordon Salgado


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