Re: Corrections to Glagolitic

From: Alexander Kh. (alexkh@writeme.com)
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 08:32:12 CDT

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    From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk@qaya.org>
    To: "Alexander Kh." <alexkh@writeme.com>
    Subject: Re: Corrections to Glagolitic
    Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 13:39:16 +0100

    >
    > 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.
    >
    >
    > -- Peter Kirk
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    > peterkirk@qaya.org (work)
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