This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii ius sextiles

ante diem vii ius sextiles

480 B.C. — Death of Leonidas at Thermopylae (according to one reckoning; not sure of where they got it)

44 A.D. — Death of Herod Agrippa (according to one reckoning; ditto)

117 A.D. — the emperor Trajan dies at Selinus (in Asia Minor) as a result of a stroke (some sources give the date for this as August 9)