This Day in Ancient History: idus apriles

idus apriles 

  • ludi Cereri continue (day 2)– games in honour of the grain goddes Ceres, instituted by/before 202 B.C.
  • rites in honour of Jupiter Victor and Jupiter Liber
  • 150 A.D. — martyrdom of Carpus and companions at Pergamon
  • 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Maximus and companions at Silistria