This Day in Ancient History: ante diem x kalendas octobres

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ante diem x kalendas octobres

  • Mercatus — the Romans continue the shopping spree
  • 479 B.C. — the Persian general Mardonius is killed in the Battle of Plataea (source? … seems a little late)
  • 36 B.C. — the triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus agrees to retire after losing all his military support to Octavian
  • 19 B.C. — another (less likely) date for the death of Virgil
  • 130 (129?) A.D.– birth of Galen (still not sure of the ultimate source for this date)
  • 259 A.D. — martyrdom of Digna and Emerita at Rome
  • 287 A.D. — martyrdom of Maurice and companions
  • 1999 — death of Chester Starr