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Subject: How to write a date in Ancient Greek
Question: Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my question. I have been
trying for some time to find how to write a date in the ancient Greek
language. The date is April 2nd, 2010. It is a personally significant
date to me and I am hoping to create a memorabilia with it on it for
myself. The reason I chose ancient Greek is that as far as I can find,
it was the language used to write the New Testament. I have tried to
determine how to write it on my own but have no experience or
education in the linguistic field and do not want to get it wrong
because it will be a permanent reminder in my life. I hope you will
be able to help me with this. Thanks again for taking the time.

Reply: Hi,
I'm very much afraid you're going to have some difficulty in
transposing April 2nd, 2010 into Ancient Greek...for a number of
reasons. First, in Ancient Greek, there were more than one
calendars being used in various areas of the country. In fact, even
in Athens, there were at least TWO calendars being used at the same
time, for different purposes. As well, these different calendars
didn't necessarily divide the months in the same way, nor did they
have the same number of days per month. Also, calendars had a
tendency to evolve...So you see the problem. To get a better idea,
google 'Ancien Greek Calendar' in Wikipedia. You'll see what you're
up against...
Sorry about that...But good luck!
Reply From: Robert A Papen      click here to access email
 
Date: 25-Jul-2013
 
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  1. Re: How to write a date in Ancient Greek    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (25-Jul-2013)

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