This Day in Ancient History: ante diem v idus martias

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ante diem v idus martias

  • Festival of Mars (day 11)
  • 222 A.D. — murder of the emperor Elagabalus
  • ca. 263 A.D. — martyrdom of Heraclius
  • ca. 300 A.D. — martyrdom of Thalus
  • ca. 300 A.D. — martyrdom of Trophimus
  • 1903 — birth of Ronald Syme (The Roman Revolution, among other seminal works)

Tsunamis Ancient and Modern

Here’s a bit of synchronicity … I’m just getting my blogging act together while watching the amazing events going on in the Japan (and the Pacific Rim) and while looking for This Day in Ancient History items, I notice that three years ago at this time I had posted an item called: