Re: Corrections to Glagolitic

From: Peter Kirk (peterkirk@qaya.org)
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 07:39:16 CDT

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    On 18/05/2005 12:49, Alexander Kh. wrote:

    >...
    >
    >For those out there who are mathematicians, here is a nice one to think about:
    >take any Letopis (year book) and read something like "V'' LETO ..." 6857 (numbers
    >written as letters) which corresponds to year 1349 in this example. Please don't
    >hesitate to take a calculator and check that 2005-1349=656 and 6857+656=7513.
    >If the writing came from Greece, where did the calendar come from???
    >
    >
    >
    This dating of years is not a pagan survival, but a dating from the
    Creation commonly used in the Byzantine Empire. See
    http://www.junecalends.com/documents.html#Byzantine_Calendar :

    > In Byzantine Julian calendar was used, and the counting was conducted
    > from the World Creation. The Date of the World Creation was determined
    > in various ways, i.e. there were many eras since the World Creation.
    > Besides the era since the World Creation on September 1, 5509 B.C., I
    > could mention the era since Adam (from creation of Adam) Friday,
    > March 1, 5508 B.C. Both eras came to Russia from Byzantine and were
    > used for several centuries to date the events.

    See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_era :

    > ... the Aetos Kosmou of the Byzantine Greek Calendar (in which the
    > year 7514 begins in September 2005 AD), both of which claim to date
    > from Creation.

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