This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xii kalendas februarias

ante diem xii kalendas februarias

Coin of Nero showing the shrines built to the 'divas' Claudia (daughter) and Poppaea (wife) [via Wildwinds)  http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sear5/s2058.html

Coin of Nero showing the shrines built to the ‘divas’ Claudia (daughter) and Poppaea (wife) [via Wildwinds)

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiii kalendas februarias

Portrait of Emperor Gordian III. Luni marble, ...

Portrait of Emperor Gordian III. Luni marble, from the early years of Gordian’s reign (238-244 CE). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ante diem xiii kalendas februarias

  • ludi palatini (??)
  • 175 A.D. — Commodus is enrolled in all the priestly colleges
  • 225 A.D. (or 226) — birth of the future emperor Gordian III
  • c. 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Pope Fabian at Rome as the Decian persecutions begin (maybe)
  • c. 288 A.D. — martyrdom of Sebastian at Rome
  • 1715 — birth of Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece)
  • 1978 — death of Gilbert Highet (Classicist)

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xv kalendas februarias

ante diem xv kalendas februarias

  • Ludi Palatini (day 2) — the theatrefest continues
  • 52 B.C. — murder of Publius Clodius Pulcher
    The Very Rev. Henry George Liddell. Caption re...

    The Very Rev. Henry George Liddell. Caption read “Christchurch”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    near Bovillae

  • 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Moseus
  • 749 A.D. — a tsunami hits Caesarea Maritima following a devastating earthquake, with all sorts of archaeological implications
  • 1898 — death of H.G. Liddell (Greek lexicographer and father of Alice-in-wonderland)
  • 1918 — birth of Jakko Suolahti (The Roman Censors)
  • 1993 — death of Constantine Trypanis (Greek Classicist)
  • 2001 — death of Robert Coleman (philologist and Classical scholar)

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem iv nonas januarias

ante diem iv nonas januarias

English: Gilbert Murray (1866-1957), British c...

Gilbert Murray (1866-1957), British classical scholar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • 43 B.C. — Octavian is granted propraetorian imperium and admitted to the senate
  • 17 A.D. — death of Publius Ovidius Naso … a.k.a. Ovid
  • 18 A.D. — death of Titus Livius … a.k.a. Livy
  • 69 A.D. — dies imperii of Vitellius
  • 1866 — birth of Gilbert Murray