This Day in Ancient History: idus martias

idus martias

  • festival of Mars continues (day 15)
  • festival of Jupiter
  • festival/rites in honour of Anna Perenna (Happy New Year!)
  • 44 B.C. — murder of Gaius Julius Caesar
  • ca. 1st century A.D. — martyrdom of Longinus (the soldier who is said to have pierced Jesus’ side with a spear) in Cappadocia

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