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User avatar #24 - infamoustrapper (01/29/2013) [-]
Did they even have middle names back then?
User avatar #25 to #24 - duudegladiator ONLINE (01/29/2013) [-]
No, they had ____ son of ____ back then. Middle Names have only been recent for the last 300-400 years.
User avatar #28 to #25 - icedcarbon ONLINE (01/29/2013) [-]
although it wasnt that common
User avatar #27 to #25 - icedcarbon ONLINE (01/29/2013) [-]
Maybe in the middle east, because in europe there already was middle names back then.
User avatar #39 to #27 - wacemindu (01/29/2013) [-]
I don't think that's true, middle east was e.g. James son of frank,l the European equivalent was James Frankson or Oliver Smith (if he was the black smith) Harrold cooper (if he was a cooper)



I think the first guy is correct, middle names are comparatively very new.
User avatar #41 to #39 - icedcarbon ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
Middle names already existed... people contradicting me when I'm positively right, I hate that...

Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus (1 c.)
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (1 c.)
Paio Ramires Ramirão (12 c.)
Nuno Álvares Pereira (14 c.)

Even today there are people with only 2 names, but in the past people also had 3 or more names, often we read/hear them with 1 or 2 names as that is what they were famously known as and information about the full name does not exist for everyone.

The part where ___ son of ___ was not in the middle east only, but in europe as well.
User avatar #42 to #41 - wacemindu (01/30/2013) [-]
1st century was still after Jesus not before, but point taken...
User avatar #44 to #42 - icedcarbon ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
no... 1st c. was in Jesus' time... he died in 30s AD.
#45 to #44 - anonymous (01/31/2013) [-]
Don't trust the calendar we use, it's off by some bit just because of the dark ages.

The '0' marker is set by the rule of Augustus Caesar, that awesome Caesar of Caesars who brought about the best times of Rome.
Jesus was around about the same time but our calendar isn't standardized solely around our Most Blessed Rock and Roll King of Prophets, Jews, and Gentiles.

Just sayin
User avatar #46 to #45 - icedcarbon ONLINE (02/01/2013) [-]
I know asshole! I never mentioned anything about him being born in 0 AD... i simply said he died on 30s AD.
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