More Latin Deciphering...

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More Latin Deciphering...

Postby jestes » 22 Jul 2016, 02:59

I can't be reading this correctly: Does it say that the baby was born "this morning at 7 pm"?
Or do the hours start at dawn or so?

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Re: More Latin Deciphering...

Postby sacesta » 22 Jul 2016, 03:59

19 hora is 7 pm on a 24 hour clock. And hoc mane does mean this morning. It must have been a long day!
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Re: More Latin Deciphering...

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Jul 2016, 08:02

At that time the count of the 24 hours of the day started roughly at sunset...

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Re: More Latin Deciphering...

Postby sacesta » 23 Jul 2016, 15:38

Very interesting. I did not know.
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Re: More Latin Deciphering...

Postby jestes » 24 Jul 2016, 04:06

That is fascinating - I am learning more and more every day!
Thanks,
John


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