Nathan C. Tresch

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I’m a 39 year old autodidact, and very proud to be. I'm looking for work right now, but that's normal given my proclivity for accepting contracts. I write, I eat, and I enjoy life with all of the gusto I can. I love language and languages. I occasionally slip and use serial commas, and when I do I often leave them as a flag flying in the face of my enemy, Language Prescriptivism. I’m a native English speaker and I’ve studied both Latin and several Romance Languages that are derived from it. I’ve studied law, language, history, sociology, logic, debate, math and various sciences, because those subjects all fascinate me to no end.

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May
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revised What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Added a link to the winter solstice (I like links :D )
Apr
30
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
@LennartRegebro Maybe, but, since the asker is asking WHY the solstice was affixed to Dec 25th in the original question, "he intended to align the winter solstice to a traditional date of 25 December.", and the solstice actually falls on the 21st, your contending that the day is important because the solstice falls on that day doesn't hold up. The celebration pre-dates the time when the solstice was affixed to that day, and it's one of the earliest I can find which does.
Apr
30
revised What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
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Apr
29
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
@LennartRegebro I changed my answer to reflect your contention and my inability to provide good sources.
Apr
29
revised What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Removed the reference to the solstice being the day Sol Invictus died altogether, as I've found conflicting research for it.
Apr
29
revised What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
I can't find an online source for "Noctis", and I'm not going to scan in my copy of Pliny's natural history, and since we don't accept "original" material here I changed my phrasing.
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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awarded  Critic
Feb
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
29
awarded  Yearling
Jan
4
answered What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Jan
4
revised Did American Indians disrupt railroads in their regions?
Fixed the text, I used a first person story as a reference and I failed to change it to account for the fact that I am not that author.
Jun
19
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
@Anixx Fair enough, I've modified the text of the answer.
Jun
19
revised How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
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Jun
13
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
@AndrewTurvey, true, that. No country has ever gone to war to enforce this boundary is more accurate, and what I really meant.
May
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
24
comment What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
+1, very well sourced.
May
24
comment How was the modern geographic boundary between Europe and Asia decided?
+1, this is other way of saying what I was trying to say: The lines are only a convention.