This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii kalendas maias

Portrait of Flora Rembrandt van Rijn, 1635

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ante diem iii kalendas maias

  • ludi Florales … a.k.a. Floralia (day 3) — a festival originally ordered in response to an interpretation of the Sybilline books in 238 B.C., it fell into desuetude only to be revived in 173 B.C.; it was a general festival of drinking and other merriment in honour of Flora, who presided over (of course) flowers and their blossoms
  • ca 65 A.D. — martyrdom of Torpes of Pisa
  • 259 A.D. — martyrdom of Agapius at Citra (along with quite a few others)
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