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Era

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A series of years beginning from some epoch or starting-point, as:

B.C.

The Era of

the Greek Olympiads

776

the Foundation of Rome

753

Nabonassar

747

Alexander the Great

324

the Seleucĭdæ

312

Julian Era

45

The Mundane Era, or the number of years between the Creation and the Nativity:

According to the

modern Greek Calendar

7,388

Josephus

7,282

Scaliger

5,829

the ancient Greek Church

5,508

Professor Hales

5,411

Lʹart de Vérifier les Dates

4,968

Archbishop Ussher

4,004

Calmet

4,000

the Jews

3,700

Other Eras:

The Era of A braham starts from Oct. 1, B.C. 2016.

Actium starts from Jan. 1, B.C. 30.

Alexander, or of the Lagĭdæ, starts from Nov. 12, B.C. 324.

American Independence, July 4, A.D. 1776.

Augustus, B.C. 27.

Diocletian, Aug. 29, A.D. 284.

Tyre, Oct. 19, B.C. 125.

the Chinese, B.C. 2697.

the French Republic, Sept. 22, A.D. 1792.

the Hegʹira, July 16, A.D. 622. (The flight of Mahomet from Mecca.)

the Maccabees, B.C. 166.

the Martyrs, Feb. 23, A.D. 313.

¶ The Christian Era begins from the birth of Christ.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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