This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii nonas sextiles

ante diem iii nonas sextiles

supplicia canum — a ritual which was the ‘fallout’ from the story of the geese saving Rome from the Gauls; as punishment to the ‘watchdogs’ who didn’t bark, every year the Romans would crucify a dog

8 A.D. — victory of the future emperor Tiberius at Illyricum

178 A.D. — the emperor Marcus Aurelius and Commodus depart on their second campaign against the Germans

1761 — death of Johann Matthias Gesner

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