This Day in Ancient History: pridie idus martias

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pridie idus martias

  • Festival of Mars (day 14)
  • Equirria — the second of two days of horse racing (the first was on February 27) dedicated to Mars; the reasons are obscure, but probably have something to do with preparing horses for the upcoming campaigning season
  • 222 A.D. — Severus Alexander is given the title Augustus

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