It is unclear to me if the Julian calendar is the same as the Gregorian apart from the leap year. From what I understand at its inception 2000 years ago, the months were in different placements. When I hear reference to a Julian date now, it's always as a specific number of days in the year such as day 283 in the Julian calendar. Learn together 01:34, 31 October 2008 (EDT)
- The year used to start with March (which, if I recall correctly, is A), why there was the "Ides of March", the start of the new year; B) September to December are based on the numbers 7 to 10; C) the leap day (29th February) was the last day of the year), but I'm not sure whether that changed with the Gregorian Calendar or separately. Some research is needed, I guess.
- A "Julian date" is a different concept to the "Julian calendar". The former is a way of referring to a date simply by a number. There's probably some connection between the two, but they're not the same thing.
- Philip J. Rayment 02:07, 31 October 2008 (EDT)