But there was still a discrepancy between the true year and the Julian calendar year.
The addition of January and February meant that some of the months' names no longer agreed with their position in the calendar (September - December).
The month Quintilis was renamed July in honor of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE and Sextilis was renamed August in honor of the Emperor Augustus in 8 BCE.
The Roman calendar was still flawed after adding January and February, as well as the days and months needed to keep the calendar in line with the seasons.
Many attempts were made to align the calendar with the seasons but all failed.
An extra month was added to the calendar in some years to make up for the lack of days in a year.
When Julius Caesar became pontifex maximus (chief prelate of the Roman religion) in 46 BCE, he reformed the calendar by getting rid of the extra month.
The Julian calendar was created, then completed during his successor Augustus' reign. Some days were added to certain months, and the total number of days in the year went to 365 from 354.
Every fourth year was made a leap year, with an extra day in one month.
Liberty University Online’s academic school year consists of three terms: fall, spring, and summer.
Terms consist of three eight-week sub-terms, and one semester-long sub-term which can range from fourteen to seventeen weeks in length.
In the Western world, the Roman or "pre-Julian" date calendar was created at the earliest times of Roman civilization was based on the orbit of the moon.