Prices start at around $1,000 for Greek-Roman coins (250 a.d.) and top $25,000 for ornate Sarcophagus lids.
a.d.: New Orleans After the Delugeby Josh Neufeld A graphic novel depicts the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina.
But when John II was born, in a.d. 470, his parents named his Mercurius.
American Splendor artist Josh Neufeld tackles a weighty subject in his graphic novel a.d.: New Orleans After the Deluge.
The original Russian state, “Old Russia,” was established at Novgorod in a.d. 862 by marauding Vikings.
In 536 a.d. the sun is said to have been darkened for a year and two months!
What will the modern chasubles and copes around us, now so fresh and splendid, look like in a.d. 2500?
We are now only in a.d. 1915—surely we could afford to chuck away a century or two?
What could be more humiliating than the circumstances under which it took place (a.d. 846)?
It deteriorated morally after a.d. 380–90, the date of the triumph of Christianity!
1570s, from Latin Anno Domini "Year of the Lord." First put forth by Dionysius Exiguus in 527 or 533 C.E., but at first used only for Church business. Introduced in Italy in 7c., France (partially) in 8c. In England, first found in a charter of 680 C.E. Ordained for all ecclesiastical documents in England by the Council of Chelsea, July 27, 816.
The resistance to it in part might have come because Dionysius chose 754 A.U.C. as the birth year of Jesus, while many early Christians would have thought it was 750 A.U.C. [See John J. Bond, "Handy-Book of Rules and Tables for Verifying Dates With the Christian Era," 4th ed., London: George Bell & Sons, 1889] A.C., for Anno Christi, also was common 17c.
An abbreviation used with a date, indicating how many years have passed since the birth of Jesus. The abbreviation may appear before the date (a.d. 1988), or it may appear after the date (1988 a.d.). It stands for anno Domini, a Latin phrase meaning “in the year of our Lord.” (Compare b.c.)