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Tuesday, 31st July 2007

Fast Facts: August—History of the Month's Origin

Fast Facts: August—History of the Month's Origin
by Borgna Brunner
From the article:

After Julius's grandnephew Augustus defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra, and became emperor of Rome, the Roman Senate decided that he too should have a month named after him. The month Sextillus (sex = six) was chosen for Augustus...

Source: Infoplease.com


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