This Day in Ancient History: ante diem viii idus apriles

Pompey the Great in middle age. Marble bust in...
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ante diem viii idus apriles

  • ludi Megalesia (day 3)
  • 648 B.C. — solar eclipse possibly referred to in a fragment of a poem by Archilochus (Zeus, the father of the Olympic Gods, turned mid-day into night, hiding the light of the dazzling Sun; and sore fear came upon men.)
  • 46 B.C. — Julius Caesar defeats supporters of Pompey at Thapsus

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