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bio website navarroj.com/latex
location London, United Kingdom
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A computer science lecturer at University College London. I do stuff in logic, theorem proving, program analysis and verification. I'm a very enthusiastic TeX/LaTeX user, most days.

I also run a small site for LaTeX beginners in spanish: LaTeX Fácil.


Feb
6
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Nice, great! Thanks a lot for the additional info. I've edited the answer accordingly.
Feb
5
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Sure I agree about the phases of the moon, and they knew that sync with the moon was going to be lost. My “guess” is about the fact that maybe they tried to start the new calendar with the 15th of March on a full moon and, thus, 1st of January was as a consequence fixed to some arbitrary point. / This is probably the crux of my question, to which I haven't yet found a satisfactory answer: how was the “correct” start of the year determined?
Jan
3
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Yes, but the question is why they aligned these astronomical events to the (seemingly) arbitrary date of December 25th?