What Names Mean

Index | August

August: Named by Augustus Caesar after himself, because in this month he celebrated three distinct triumphs, reduced Egypt to subjection, and put an end to the civil wars. Before this the month was known in Rome as sextilis. In Gallia, however, and in other remote parts of the empire, the ancient name for this month was Eaust, or Aust, i.e., "harvest."

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