This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii kalendas quinctilias

Trajan receives homage from a Dacian chieftan ...

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ante diem vii kalendas quinctilias

  • ludi Taurei quinquennales (day 1) — an obscure festival possibly in honour of the di inferi (read Bill Thayer’s note on the ‘quinquennales’ part)
  • 107 A.D. — the emperor Trajan arrives in Rome and celebrates his second triumph over the Dacians
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