This is a calculated lunisolar calendar based on the calendar of the Ancient Greeks — particularly that of ancient Athens. You'll find explanations of the calendar's mechanics and a list of Ancient Greek festivals and religious observances.
On this page you'll find a bit of background to the calendar's creation, some hints for navigation, and a table of contents.
Please note that you will not be able to find a book on the ancient Athenian calendar and expect that the day marked, say, 4 Pyanepsion for a particular civil/Gregorian day will necessarily be 4 Pyanepsion by this calendar — this calendar is a modern calendar for the use of modern Hellenic Neo-Pagans and others who are interested.
A friend of mine asked me for advice on creating a calendar for the culture in the fantasy/sci-fi novel she is/was writing. I suggested, from what I knew of the culture in question, that the calendar be a lunisolar one. She immediately dubbed me "He Who Knows All About Calendars" (ha!) and asked me if I would create this calendar.
I received enormous help from Remy Landau and his Hebrew Calendar Science and Myths website, which I highly recommend to anyone interested in calendar mechanics and mathematics.
Then a couple of Pagan friends of mine got wind of this and asked me if I could base a calendar on the Ancient Greek calendar — which seems reasonable enough, given that we are all Hellenic NeoPagans, but which honestly hadn't occurred to me before. Meanwhile, my book-writing friend had a major family crisis and put her book on indefinite hold.
So here we are.
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