This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vi kalendas novembres

ante diem vi kalendas novembres

  • 97 A.D. – The emperor Nerva adopts the future emperor Trajan
  • 312 A.D – Battle of the Milvian Bridge; Constantine I has a vision and defeats Maxentius to become sole emperor (not sure the vision was the same day as the battle?)

… and a decade ago at rogueclassicism, in addition to some nice eye candy from an auction, we were reading about the discovery of Trajan’s bridge across the Danube (which, incidentally, was presented as a ‘new’ find (albeit with sonar) in that documentary a short time ago: Review: Rome’s Lost Empire) …

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