This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vi idus quinctilias

ante diem vi idus quinctilias

  • ludi Apollinares (day 5)
  • 70 A.D. — burning of the Second Temple in Jerusalem
  • 138 A.D. — death of the emperor Hadrian; dies imperii of Antoninus Pius
  • ca 150 A.D. — martyrdom of the Seven Holy Brothers (cf below … something’s not right)
  • ca 165 A.D. — martyrdom of Philip