Good morning! It’s March 15th, also known as the Ides of March if you’re a Julius Caesar fan.Today’s Goodie is just a little calendar lesson from Roman times, when the calendar was a little more complicated than it is today. For starters, remember, they were using Roman numerals, not Arabic.
According to the article I found on Infoplease.com, the Roman calendar centered on three days each month, which had names as well as numbers:
- Kalends (1st day of the month)
- Nones (the 7th day in March, May, July, and October; the 5th in the other months)
- Ides (the 15th day in March, May, July, and October; the 13th in the other months)