Introduction to Historical Chronology

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C. Goodrich, 1837 - Chronology - 144 pages

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Page 103 - may be taken for a century. He says, B. II. 144. "Three hundred generations of men are equal to ten thousand years, for three generations
Page 41 - belonging to each quarter of the year, were distinguished by an epithet designating the season. The following table shows the names and order of the months, and the number of days in each.
Page 38 - above the true time, it was determined, that every hundredth year, for three centuries in succession, which according to the Julian Calendar, would be leap years, should be common years, but for the fourth century a leap year. According to this rule the years
Page 26 - the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter,
Page 54 - deeds of Caesar, introduces him speaking as follows : Media inter proelia semper Stellarum coelique plagis superisque vacavi. Nee meus Eudoxi vincetur fastibus
Page 127 - of wonder, that Christians for seven or eight centuries, though they had many festival days in memory of the most important events in the life of Christ, and laboriously enquired out the days, on which those events happened and which were therefore to be observed, as, for example the day for the celebration of
Page 71 - period. What other changes the Jews afterwards made in their Calendar, under the influence of the foreign nations, to which they were subjected, can interest only those literary men, who seek a minute acquaintance with the manners and customs of the Jews, in the different periods of their history. religious rites. A knowledge of
Page 42 - the Solar had an excess above the Lunar, not only of the eleven whole days, but of an additional fraction of about a quarter of a day. At the end of every alternate biennium, therefore, or of every fourth year, they added another day to the intercalary month making it a month of
Page 5 - science, that has appeared in the German language. That work, for the beginner, who brings to it the necessary attention, and that untiring patience, which is indispensable to all sound learning, is indeed sufficient to open to him the way to chronological knowledge. The book is at the same time a monument of the manifold learning
Page 126 - o' . changes, which is found to be completed and return into itself, or very nearly so, after 19 Solar years. Thus on the 2d January 1813 there was a new moon, which occurred again on the same day of the year, only after the above period, or in 1832. Taking these data it is easy to

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