June, the sixth month of the year, consisting of 30 days. The name is variously derived from juniores (the young men), to whom Romulus is said to have assigned it, as he assigned May to the elders; from Juno, whence it was sometimes called Junonialis; from Junius Brutus, the first consul; and from jungo (to join), with reference to the union of the Romans and Sabines, or because it was considered the most suitable time for marriage. It was the fourth month of the old Latin calendar, and originally had but 26 days. Romulus is said to have given it 30 days. Numa made it the fifth month and deprived it of one day, which was restored by Julius Caesar. In the Athenian calendar, the latter half of Thargelion and the first half of Scirophorion correspond to June. The Anglo-Saxons called it litha cerra (earlier mild month), also sear monath (dry month) and midsumer monath (midsummer month). It was named by Charlemagne Brach-monat (fallow month). In the French revolutionary calendar it corresponds to the last part of Prairial and the first of Messidor.