This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xviii kalendas januarias

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ante diem xviii kalendas januarias

  • Consualia — a festival in honour of Consus which likely involved a similar celebration held on August 21 (i.e. horse races, chariot races, and garlanding of the steeds)
  • 337 B.C. — death of Timoleon (according to one reckoning)
  • 215 B.C. — assassination of Hieronymus, one of the tyrants of Syracuse (by one reckoning)
  • 19 B.C. — dedication of the Ara Fortunae Reducis
  • 37 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Nero
  • 130 A.D. — birth of the future co-emperor Lucius Verus