How did June get its name and Where does the word “June” come from?

One of the most prominent of the families in ancient Rome was that to which the members of the clan Junius belonged.

Their ancestor, Lucius Junius Brutus, drove out the last of the Tarquin kings, 5 z o B.C., and was elected the first consul of Rome.

We owe the name of our sixth month, June, to the name of this clan or gens, or, more likely, to the first consul who may have decreed that his name be thus honored.

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