This Day in Ancient History: nonas octobres

nonas octobres

  • rites in honour of Jupiter Fulgur — the deity who was responsible for daytime lightning was worshipped at a shrine in the Campus Martius
  • rites in honour of Juno Quiritis — a divinity possibly originally from Falerii and brought to Rome by evocatio in 241 B.C. was also worshipped at a shrine in the Campus Martius
  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 3 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.)
  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 5 — from 19-23 A.D.)
  • 15 B.C. — birth of Nero Claudius Drusus (Drusus “Minor”), son of the future emperor Tiberius and Vipsania Agrippina
  • 1st century A.D. (?) — martyrdom of Sergius and Bacchus … and Apuleius

This Day in Ancient History: pridie nonas octobres

  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 2 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.) — — festival in honour of Augustus involving primarily mime and pantomime theatrical displays
  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 4 — from 19-23 A.D.)
  • 105 B.C. — the Cimbri inflict a massive defeat on Roman legions at Arausio
  • 68 B.C. — Romans under Lucullus defeat the Armenians under Tigranes II at Artaxata (according to one reckoning) …
  • 175 A.D. — martyrdom of Sagar in Phrygia