« A.U.C. 695 = 59 B.C. »

There is no direct evidence for inferring the length of this year. However, the evidence discussed under A.U.C. 691 = 63 indicates that there is only one intercalary year between A.U.C. 696 = 58 and A.U.C. 691 = 63.

On the reconstructed Lex Acilia proposed here, A.U.C. 695 = 59 was a regular year since A.U.C. 696 = 58 was intercalary. The previous intercalary year was A.U.C. 693 = 61. Had this year been intercalary the next, A.U.C. 696 = 58, would have begun with a market day on Kal. Ian. The last time this had occurred was in A.U.C. 677 = 77, and Dio Cassius 40.47 and 48.33.4 note that this event was regarded as inauspicious and to be avoided. This explains why this year was not an intercalary year.

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