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)

Repititiationes ~ 01/20/16

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)

Repititiationes ~ 01/19/16

Repititiationes ~ 01/18/16