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W. E. Perry scripsit:
> I believe that you have just perfectly illustrated the problem.
Ah, okay. I was miffed because I thought you were accusing me of believing
that the Ides of March fall on the 13th, or that Caesar died in 43 B.C.E.
But you are just indulging in hyper-Korzybskian anti-translationism, whereby
it is entirely illegitimate to identify any two things described by different
names. For example, Cicero is not Tully, and June 11, 2002 C.E. is not
June 11, 2002 A.D., because the latter is a fundamentally Christian concept
whereas the former is not.
In rubber-meets-the-road terms, the Gregorian date 13 March -43 is the
same day as id. Mart. DCCX A.U.C.; if you time-travel to either one,
you can see Caesar being assassinated.
John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_