Roman Numerals

Birth date in roman numerals?

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2010-01-14 21:40:54

To write a date in roman numerals, you must convert the month

into its numeric equivalent (January = 1, February = 2...October =

10 etc.) Then you must decide which date format to use: MMDDYYYY or

MMDDYY or DDMMYY or DDMMYYYY etc. I believe it is common to follow

the MMDDYYYY format. When separating each number group, you can use

either a space, a dash or a period. Therefore, the date January 14,

2010 could look like I.XIV.MMX.

Another way of representing the date so that there is no

confusion between the month and the day is to show the month in

latin: JANUARIUS, FEBRUARIUS, MARTIUS, APRILIS, MAIUS, JUNIUS,

JULIUS, AUGUSTUS, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER.

If you want to be as authentic as possible, Romans did not have

the 'J' or 'U' in their alphabet so the months would look like:

IANVARIVS, FEBRVARIVS, MARTIVS, APRILIS, MAIVS, IVNIVS, IVLIVS,

AVGVSTVS, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER.

The months can be shown in either upper- or lowercase. The

months can be abbreviated to three letters followed by a stop,

except for MART. and SEPT.

In this format, January 14, 2010 could look like IAN.XIV.MMX or

XIV.ian.MMX etc.


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