This Day in Ancient History: nonas octobres

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nonas octobres

  • rites in honour of Jupiter Fulgur — the deity who was responsible for daytime lightning was worshipped at a shrine in the Campus Martius
  • rites in honour of Juno Quiritis — a divinity possibly originally from Falerii and brought to Rome by evocatio in 241 B.C. was also worshipped at a shrine in the Campus Martius
  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 3 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.)
  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 5 — from 19-23 A.D.)
  • 15 B.C. — birth of Nero Claudius Drusus (Drusus “Minor”), son of the future emperor Tiberius and Vipsania Agrippina
  • 1st century A.D. (?) — martyrdom of Sergius and Bacchus … and Apuleius
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