Why is July so special?

July is special for several reasons. Prior to julius ceaser, there were 10 months in the year. September, october, november and december still retain their original names, the prefixes mean seven, eight, nine and ten. July was added by ceaser to honor himself. Now that's power! Augustus ceaser later did the same, giving us august, and a 12 month calendar. July is also a prime month for launching an offensive in war. It gives you good weather, and little time left in the year for the opposition to retake the gains made that summer. In an agri based society, men are needed on the farm in spring and fall, and nobody wants to fight in the winter.