This calendar marks the L.A. Stoics meetings and any special events the group may host. I also included some information on Ancient Greek and Roman holidays in commemoration of the early Stoics. My source was Robert Hannah’s Greek and Roman Calendars (2013). You can check out the Wikipedia article on the Ancient Attic Calendar for more information.
In particular, you’ll notice that every month, I’ve marked the new moon. I did this for three reasons:
- It’s nice to maintain a connection with ancient Athenians (like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Diogenes, Zeno, etc.) who used a partially lunar calendar, the Attic Calendar, and started each religious month with the new moon.
- It’s helpful to remember that many people still use lunar calendars to mark festivals and religious holidays: Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Mongolians, Turks, Nepali, Thai, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, Hindu, and also Christians (for Easter and the “moveable feasts”).
- It’s important to maintain a connection to nature at every opportunity we can; keeping in mind the phases of the moon reminds us of the orderly (what Stoics deem ‘rational’) processes of nature of which we are a part.