Citations:Duodecimber

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English citations of Duodecimber

  • 1854, Edward Greswell, “On the Nundinal Calendars of ancient Italy”, in Origines kalendariæ Italicæ, page 378:
    It is agreed too that December was the last of the terms in such a nomenclature, which designated its own order and seat in the calendar by its own name; that there was no Undecimber, which would have pointed to the eleventh place, nor any Duodecimber, which would have designated the twelfth.
  • 1906, Herbert Baldwin Foster (tr.), Dio's Annals of Rome[1], Book 54, page 128, translation of Τάδε ἔνεστιν ἐν τῷ πεντηκοστῷ τετάρτῳ τῶν Δίωνος Ῥωμαϊκῶν by Cassius Dio Cocceianus, published c. 220 [2]:
    Καὶ ἐς τοσοῦτόν γε κακοτροπίας ἐχώρησεν ὥστε, ἐπειδή τινες ἐσφοραὶ κατὰ μῆνα παρ´ αὐτοῖς ἐγίγνοντο, τεσσαρεσκαίδεκα αὐτοὺς ποιῆσαι, λέγων τὸν μῆνα τοῦτον τὸν Δεκέμβριον καλούμενον δέκατον ὄντως εἶναι, καὶ δεῖν διὰ τοῦτο αὐτοὺς καὶ τοὺς δύο τοὺς ὑστάτους, ὧν τὸν μὲν ἑνδέκατον τὸν δὲ δωδέκατον ὠνόμαζε, νομίζειν, καὶ τὰ χρήματα τὰ ἐπιβάλλοντα αὐτοῖς ἐσφέρειν.
    His abuses went so far that in some cases where the population paid tribute by the month he made the months fourteen in number. He declared that this month called Decem-ber was really the tenth, and for that reason it was also necessary to count in the last two months (of which he called one Undecimber and the other Duodecimber), and to contribute the money that was due for him.