The Ancient Roman Calendar: History, Months & Saints


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To a modern person, the most familiar element of the ancient Roman calendar is:

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1. Using the Roman method of expressing a date, April 2 would be

2. Before the mid first century BCE, the Roman calendar diverged widely from the solar year because

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to gauge your awareness of topics like the familiarity of the ancient Roman calendar, date expression, and Christianity's effect on the calendar.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The aim of this practice is to ask you about topics such as:

  • Modern elements of the ancient Roman calendar
  • The Roman method of date expression
  • Divergence of the Roman calendar from the solar year
  • Ways Christianity influenced the Roman calendar

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Christianity's changes to the Roman calendar and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ancient Roman calendar's effect on our current calendar
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ancient Roman calendar lesson

Additional Learning

Read our corresponding lesson called The Ancient Roman Calendar: History, Months & Saints. You'll have the chance to dive deeper into concepts like:

  • Cycles on which the calendar was based
  • Measuring the years with months and days
  • Changes to the calendar under Christianity