Emperors of Rome: Romulus Augustulus

Adrian Murdoch brings his excellent series to an end with the guy who is as famous for his ironic name as for being the last emperor of Rome:

A huge thanks to Adrian Murdoch for undertaking this ambitious series and carrying it through to the end. It’s definitely been worth the clicks …

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii idus junias

ante diem iii idus junias

Detail from The Procession of the Trojan Horse...

Detail from The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy by Domenico Tiepolo (1773), inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matralia — a festival held in honor of Mater Matuta involving matrons and their nieces (with some slave abuse thrown in as well)

1184 B.C. — Greeks capture Troy (according to one reckoning)

during the time of Servius — dedication of the Temple of Mater Matuta and the Temple of Fortuna in the Forum Boarium

17 B.C.. — ludi Latini et Graeci honorarii(day 7)

86 A.D. — ludi Capitolini (day 6)

204 A.D. — lusus Troiae performed during the Saecular Games