This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas octobres

ante diem ix kalendas octobres

  • rites in honour of Latona at the Theatre of Marcellus
  • Mercatus — those cupboards must have been really empty!
  • 484 B.C. — Birth of Euripides (?)
  • 480 B.C. — Athenian naval forces under Themistocles defeat Xerxes’ Persian force in the narrows of Salamis (one reckoning)
  • 63 B.C. — birth of Octavius, the future emperor Augustus
  • 25 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Neptune (and associated rites thereafter)
  • 23 B.C. — restoration of the temple of Apollo in the Campus Martius (and associated rites thereafter)
  • 117 A.D. — martyrdom of Thecla
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2 thoughts on “This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas octobres

  1. Hi, You seem to have ommited in your “Day in Ancient History” series the fact that in Sep-Oct 106AD were unfurled the main events of Trajan’s second Dacian war, where the Romans (according to Julian Bennett’s book “Trajan”) fielded the largest army (150000 troops and auxilliaries) in Europe before WWI.

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