For example, 400 BCE is the same as 400 BC, and 2011 CE is the same as 2011 AD.There is another less frequent meaning in use for the “C” in the new BCE and CE designations, in that the “C” stands for “Current,” the implication being that there is yet another era still to come. simply means “before Christ.” Some people use the modern term B.
is Latin for Anno Domino which means “year of our Lord” or “in the year of our Lord.” If you were noting something from about 500 years ago, you would put the date as A. Dionysius Exiguus who was a monk, created the term during the Middle Ages around the sixth century for the Pope who commissioned him to determine the correct date for Easter. is most certainly referring to “Anno Domino” or “year of the Lord.” Sometimes the term Christian Era, Common Era, and Current Era are used which is the abbreviated form for C. This one is easier to determine if you know what A. When this sort of thing was ineffective, they progressed to arresting and torturing Christians, starting with the leaders.When that didn’t work, Christians began to be killed in various brutal ways including occasionally being torn apart by animals for the amusement of the masses (Damnatio ad bestias).This was in part a response to advice Diocletian received at the oracle of Apollo at Didyma.