This Day in Ancient History

ante diem xiii kalendas martias

Parentalia (Day 5) — the period for appeasing the dead continued

Quirinalia — festival honouring the namesake of the Quirinal hill, the Sabine divinity Quirinus, who was later identified with Romulus. Little else is known about the festival.

304 A.D. — martyrdom of Donatus and 80+ others near Venice

1776 — Edward Gibbon publishes the first volume of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire