Sunday, May 1, 2011

Timeline Update

100 C.E.
Balbus (fl. c. 100)
Menelaus of Alexandria (c. 100 CE)
Nicomachus of Gerasa (c. 100)
Zhang Heng (78-139)
Theon of Smyrna (c. 125)
Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus) (c. 100-c. 170)
Marinus of Tyre (c. 150)
Nehemiah (c. 150)
Apuleius of Madaura (Lucius Apuleius) (c. 124-c. 170)

You may have noticed I am using B.C.E. and C.E, as in Before Common Era and Common Era
While its not new, its much more popular now.
Its good to move away from religion based historical periods, now while this change may indirectly still be linked to christianity its a step in the right direction.


  1. Well the years are still based on the christian calendar, I feel like changing the name doesn't do much.

    Although I am unsure if it is a step in the right direction just because it causes confusion.

  2. It's still the same notation as Anno Domini, I don't see much of a diference...

  3. I think it's a step in the right direction. Date specifications don't need a religious touch.

  4. I dont mind as long as it means the same thing

  5. When does common era starts

  6. Thank you for raising the awareness.

  7. I much prefer this method of dating; always thought that the whole AD and BC thing was outdated - no pun intended.

  8. @cheshire: Nice

    I agree that moving away from religious forms of measurement in society is long overdue...

  9. I prefer AD and BC just because its what im used to

  10. AD isn't even in a language that's used any more. Make the switch.

  11. Good thinking boy. Common Era