May 30th Trivia Solution

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The Julian calendar, containing leap years and 365 days, was the work of Julius Caesar and a number of his advisers. Which Alexandrian mathematician was his chief advisor on the calendar?

Correct answer:

 
  • Sosigenes

Incorrect answers:
  • Eratasthenes
  • Manaechmus
  • Callipedes

Interesting Info:
  • The Julian calendar was introduced in 45 B.C., the year before Caesar's death, and to commemorate this, the seventh month was renamed Julius. The eighth month was later renamed 'Augustus' for Caesar's successor and the first emperor of Rome.
 

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