Monday, August 27, 2007

Julius Caesar and the dating of his landing in Britain

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
55 BCE Julius Caesar (100 BCE - 44 BCE) landed in Britain. Some sources, however, place this event on August 26.

I'm placing it on this date, Tuesday, August 27, because in his journal Caesar said that he proceeded on his expedition when the people were engaged in harvest, and he returned three weeks later before the Autumn Equinox. The full moon, under which the peasants would have harvested, occurred on August 31 that year, four days after his landing ...

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