August QUIZ: Answer!

Published: 03/09/2022 By Allan Fuller

August's Quiz Question Was:

Who is the month of August named after?  


August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. 

Its zodiac sign is Leo and was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the 6th month in the original ten-month Roman calendar  In 8 BC, it was renamed in honour of Emperor Augustus.

 According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.

Quiz winner 
Congratulations to James Clements, whose name was picked out of the hat to win August's Quiz - please email to arrange the means of receiving your bottle of champagne!