This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas junias

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ante diem ix kalendas junias

  • Quando Rex Comitavit Fas — the rex sacrorum had to perform some sort of ceremony before the day’s legal business could be conducted (possibly connected to the idea of Regifugium)
  • 15 B.C. — birth of the emperor-to-be-who-never-was Germanicus (brother of the emperor Claudius)
  • 299 A.D. — martyrdom of Donatian and Rogatian