This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiii kalendas decembres

ante diem xiii kalendas decembres

Charles Anthon. Library of Congress descriptio...

Charles Anthon. Library of Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Mercatus — time to restock the pantry after the lengthy festival in honour of Jupiter
  • 1665 — death of Nicholas Poussin (painter of many Classical subjects)
  • 1797 — birth of Charles Anthon (prolifically-published American Classicist)
  • 1903 — birth of Sterling Dow (who perfected the squeeze, among other important contributions to epigraphy and archaeology)

Repititiationes ~ 11/18/15

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiv kalendas decembres

ante diem xiv kalendas decembres


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  • Mercatus — in the wake of the lengthy ludi Plebeii, the Romans needed a few days to restock their cupboards
  • ca. 64 A.D. — upside down crucifixion of Peter
  • 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Hesychius of Antioch
  • 1718 — premiere of Voltaire’s Oedipe in Paris

Repititiationes ~ 11/17/15

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Repititiationes ~ 11/12-13/15

There was a bit of a glitch at IFTTT on the 12th, so a pile of tweets were missed (that was the day of the Almeida Odyssey performance, alas, and I’ll try to Storify it this coming weekend) …

Repititiationes ~ 11/11/15