CTAN has a new package: Greekdates

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Jul 30 19:12:24 CEST 2008

This package is new at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your local mirror.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: Greekdates
Author's name: Antonis Tsolomitis
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/greekdates
Summary description: Provides access to ancient greek names of days, months, 
  dates etc.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

I thought I had lost this work in a hard disk crash back in 2001. Looking 
in some old cds, to my surprise, I found it! This is said to explain the 
release date written in the files, although the files are released today.

The package provides easy access to ancient greek names of days and months 
of various regions of Greece. In case the hostorical information about a 
region is not complete, we use the Athenian name of the month. Moreover 
commands and options are provided, in order to completely switch to the 
"ancient way", commands such as \today.

In the meanwhile (since 2001) I have found, through more history research, 
that the way \today should be structured must be a bit different. I will 
fix this in a later release.

The package prefers to be useful (say to Greek Gentiles) than to be 
historically accurate (for example a 13th month used in the ancient 
calendar is not implemented here as it would not be useful). However, 
even historians who are not gentiles may find interesting the information 
presented in the package.

Antonis Tsolomitis


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