Re: [pepysdiary] That 'other Diary' again.
MDXXXIV is 1534.
Here's a decoder of standard Roman Numerals. http://literacy.kent.edu/Minigrants/Cinci/romanchart.htm
There are also others online.
TerryOn Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Eric Mills <ericmills1936@...> wrote:Terry,
Thanks for the link which is really helpful - However, the aforementioned roman numeral grouping does not fit, as far as I can see, any of the valid permutations. Accordingly, I've assumed a "printer's error" as (translated) CMDXXXIV still doesn't seem possible but what about MDXXXIV which I think is 1534 as the date 1538 (arabic numerals) is mentioned in the text nearby.
If you, or anyone else, can confirm or elucidate further I would appreciate it no end.
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:12:16 -0500
Subject: Re: [pepysdiary] That 'other Diary' again.
Eric this is a link to Roman numeral deciphering (sorry, bad pun): http://www.web40571.clarahost.co.uk/roman/howtheywork.htm
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Phil Gyford <lists@...> wrote:
Hi,I'm not sure if you realise you sent this to the list, rather than just me, Eric, but I'll reply to the list because... I know little about Latin or the details of Roman dates, so maybe someone else here has an idea...?Similarly with your request for someone to help with Latin translations. Anyone?Re the current/next days... I'd concentrate on what would make most sense for the reader, rather than making things difficult for you and them by trying to stick to what seems "authentic". For example, occasionally Pepys' entries seemed to span from one day to the next, but I broke them into two separate days, often separating them mid-sentence, because it just makes more sense as a day-by-day reading experience.Similarly, as we know, Pepys often caught up on his diary entries several days at a time. Even if we knew exactly when he'd done this, and when he'd written what, it still makes sense to display them as separate days, as if they were written on that day. Maybe look at it as grouping text that's about a particular day, rather than written on a particular day.PhilOn 12 Jun, 2012, at 17:44, Eric Mills wrote: