This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xiii kalendas sextilias

ante diem xiii kalendas sextilias

  • ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 1) — games instituted by/adjusted by Octavian to honour his adoptive father shortly after the latter’s death (possibly moving Caesar’s own ludi Veneris Genetricis)
  • 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome (day 3)
  • 356 B.C. — birth of Alexander the Great (according to one reckoning)
  • 1304 — birth of Petrarch

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