This Day in Ancient History: ante diem x kalendas Augustas

 ante diem x kalendas Augustas

  • Neptunalia — an obscure festival (obscure in the sense that we really don’t know what went on) in honour of Neptune
  • ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 4)
  • 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome (day 6)
  • 79 A.D. — martyrdom of Apollinaris
  • 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Phocas the Gardener

Podcast: Drunk Archaeology, Episode 1: Pompeii | DrunkArchaeology

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[noted in passing: Pompeii as the Kim Kardashian of Roman sites is going to be the top of my hit parade for a while]

[noted in passing 2... since this is the first episode, you probably need a warning about NSFW language, but this is definitely worth listening to; I'm sure it will give you a pile of info about Pompeii that you've never heard before]