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July and August were named after two major figures of the ancient

July and August were named after two major figures of the ancient


July and August were named after two major figures of the ancient Roman world – Julius

Giulio Bonasone (1500/10–1574), The Triumph of Juno from the series Loves, Rages and Jealousies of Juno. Engraving, 1531–1576. July and August were named ...

Emperor Augustus served as the first Roman emperor. His Principate ended republican rule in Rome and began Pax Romana.

Thomas Bewick (1753–1828), The moon in a design for a Half-Moon Tavern. Wood engraving, c. 1773.

Copper-alloy figure of Mars, the Roman god of war. Wearing the armour of a general, he would originally have held a spear in his right hand, now missing, ...

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John Samuel Agar (1773–1858), Februa in a shell, pulled by Pisces, represented by two fish. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of the months.

The twins Castor (resting on a cloud) and Pollux (with a spear and shield) are watching a shepherdess. Etching, 1791. June is named after ...

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The sky goddess Nut and human figures representing stars and constellations from the star chart in the tomb of Ramses VI. The ancient Egyptian calendar was ...

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The page for May in the Bedford Psalter and Hours ms. (British Library Add MS 42131, fol. 3r, early 15th century)

A section of the hieroglyphic calendar at the Kom Ombo Temple, displaying the transition from Month XII to Month I without mention of the five epagomenal ...

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Russian icon of the Theophany (the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist) (6 January), the highest-ranked feast which occurs on the fixed cycle of the ...


St. Christopher Carrying the Christ Child, by Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1485)

The Full Moon behind three horses.

Dice players in a wall painting from Pompeii

Orangemen marching in Bangor on 12 July 2010

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Painting by Karl Brullov, 1830–1833

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