This Day in Ancient History

ante diem xvi kalendas maias

  • ludi Cereri (day 5)
  • 43 B.C. — Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) is hailed as Imperator for the first time
  • 69 A.D. — suicide of the emperor wannabe Otho (this might have occured on April 17)
  • 1928 — death of Jane Ellen Harrison (Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion among others)