This Day in Ancient History: ante diem x kalendas apriles

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ante diem x kalendas apriles

  • Festival of Mars continues (day 23)
  • Tubilustrum — as part of the general military preparations which are associated with the festival of Mars, the ‘war horns’ (tubae) were ritually cleaned
  • Quinquatrus (day 5) — final day of the gladiator fest
  • 1606 — Death of Justus Lipsius