This Day in Ancient History: ante diem v idus iulias

ante diem v idus iulias

  • ludi Apollinares (day 6) — games instituted in 212 B.C. after consulting the Sybilline books during a particularly bad stretch in the Punic Wars; four years later they became an annual festival in honour of Apollo
  • 1896 — death of Ernst Curtius (historian/archaeologist)
  • 1941 — death of Sir Arthur Evans (excavator of Knossos)

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