July: Dog Days of Summer by Poppy Flynn

In last month’s article on the origins of the month of June, I outlined how the Anglo-Saxons collectively called June and July Liða, pronounced lee–thuh with Liða itself possibly meaning calm or mild and July sometimes being referred to as Æftera-Liða, or second Liða.

With the rise of the Roman Empire, the calendar was re-vised in the 700s B.C.E and replaced by the ancient Roman calendar which borrowed parts of the earliest known calendar from the Greeks. This calendar consisted of 10 months and 304 days and since July was the fifth month at the time it was named Quintilis, the Latin word meaning fifth.

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