Sentence Examples


  • Special sacrifices were offered on the kalends, nones, and ides of every month, and on the occasion of important family events.
  • Instead of distinguishing the days by the ordinal numbers first,, second, third, &c., the Romans counted backwards from three fixed epochs, namely, the Calends, the Nones and the Ides.
  • From these three terms the days received their denomination in the following manner: - Those which were comprised between the Calends and the Nones were called the days before the Nones; those between the Nones and the Ides were called the days before the Ides; and, lastly, all the days after the Ides to the end of the month were called the days before the Calends of the succeeding month.
  • In the months of March, May, July and October, the Ides fell on the 5th day, and the Nones consequently on the 7th; so that each of these months had six days named from the Nones.
  • In all the other months the Ides were on the 13th and the Nones on the 5th; consequently there were only four days named from the Nones.