Rob Seaman said:
> I thought Julius renamed some high value summer month and wanna-be
> Augustus did likewise, stealing a day from February to make August
> the same length.  If they put two "extra" months in, where were those
> 62 days originally?

Very briefly:

- Julius and Augustus renamed months 5 and 6 respectively;
- Augustus moved one day from February to August as you say;
- the extra months (January and February) were inserted by Numa in the
  8th century BCE; until then there were no names for winter dates;
- until Julius's reforms, there was an intercalary *month* rather than day,
  inserted (I think) after February;
- Julius created a single 15 month year as a one-off adjustment to bring
  calendar back in line with the sun.

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