This Day in Ancient History

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  • 456 B.C. — Herodotus recites his Histories at Athens (according to one reckoning; supposedly on the 12th of Hekatombaion)
  • 17 B.C. — venatio, ludi circenses, lusus Troiae (the latter was a sort of precision equestrian drill put on by the sons of the rich and famous, probably a lot like the RCMP’s Musical Ride)
  • 86 A.D. — ludi Capitolini (day 7)
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