This Day in Ancient History: pridie idus junias

pridie idus junias

Bust of Herodotus. 2nd century AD. Roman copy ...

Bust of Herodotus. 2nd century AD. Roman copy after a Greek original. On display along the portico of the Stoa of Attalus, which houses the Ancient Agora Museum in Athens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

456 B.C. — Herodotus recites his Histories at Athens (according to one reckoning; supposedly on the 12th of Hekatombaion)

17 B.C. — venatio, ludi circenses, lusus Troiae (the latter was a sort of precision equestrian drill put on by the sons of the rich and famous, probably a lot like the RCMP’s Musical Ride)

86 A.D. — ludi Capitolini (day 7)