Julian period

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Julian period a chronological period of 7,980 years, combining the solar, lunar, and indiction cycles (28 x 19 x 15 = 7,980), being reckoned from the year 4713 B. C., when the first years of these several cycles would coincide, so that if any year of the period be divided by 28, 19, or 15, the remainder will be the year of the corresponding cycle. The Julian period was proposed by Scaliger, to remove or avoid ambiguities in chronological dates, and was so named because composed of Julian years.
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Usage

In literature:

It happened March 13th, in the year of the Julian period 4710, and the 4th year before the Christian era.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
At the expiration of that period the death of Julian darkened the brilliant prospects of the Pagan world.
"Antonina" by Wilkie Collins
The period and policy of Julian are returning.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
We shall therefore find the number of the Julian period corresponding to the first of our era.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
There is little which admits of external record in Julian's life at this period of his university career.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Below the imperial eagle two winged cherubs support a riband with three indictions of the Julian period.
"The Borghesi Astronomical Clock in the Museum of History and Technology" by Silvio A. Bedini
The length of the period is 10,571.95 days, or 29 Julian years less 20.3 days.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
CYCLE OF INDICTION, AND THE JULIAN PERIOD.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
Below the imperial eagle two winged cherubs support a riband with three indictions of the Julian period.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
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In news:

Downton Abbey 's Julian Fellowes writing NBC period drama.
'Downton Abbey 's Julian Fellowes Creating Period Drama for NBC.
NBC has made a deal with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to write and produce a period drama for the network, it was announced Tuesday.
Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes writing NBC period drama.
'Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes Creating Period Drama for NBC.
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In science:

MJD, the Modified Julian Day, identifies the validity time period.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
MJD, the Modified Julian Day, identifies the validity time period.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
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