From: Alexander Kh. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 08:32:12 CDT
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From: "Peter Kirk" <email@example.com>
To: "Alexander Kh." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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