'Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History'

July 13, 2007 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

We probably won't think of it. But whether it's July, Juillet, Julio, or myriad other versions, this month is for Julius Caesar in much of the globe, for the general and statesman who gave us 365 days and leap years for tinkering.

"The Romans created...

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