This Day in Ancient History: pridie kalendas decembres

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pridie kalendas decembres

  • 406 B.C. — death of Euripides (by one reckoning)
  • 147 A.D. — birth of Annia Galeria Faustina, the daughter of the emperor-to-be Marcus Aurelius
  • 1817 — birth of Theodor Mommsen, Nobel prize winning ancient historian
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