Julian dates

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oliversen

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When I see a Julian date such as April 1, 5 B.C. what would that be in Gregorian format? I just do not understand how I am to relate a Julian date in history. If someone says something happened in April 1, 5 B.C. Julian date, how am I to relate to it in Gregorian terms? <br />If a historian says that Cyrus conquered Babylon in 540 B.C. I assume that is in Gregorian date format.
 
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qso1

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http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.html<br /><br />Try the link above. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong>My borrowed quote for the time being:</strong></p><p><em>There are three kinds of people in life. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen...and those who do not know what happened.</em></p> </div>
 
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siarad

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Astute, I've never thought of it, perhaps subconsciously assuming modern authors made the correction. Now you've got me worried as whether they do <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <br />However if you're looking at originals I understand the question. <br />Watch out for France which had a 10 day week, 30 day months & 20 hour day until the peasants rapidly revolted. I think they still have 400 degrees in a circle, anyone know.
 
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