This Day in Ancient History: ante diem v idus junias

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ante diem v idus junias

  • Vestalia — festival in honour of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth
  • 53 B.C. — the Roman army under Marcus Licinius Crassus (Dives) suffers a massive defeat at the hand of the Persians under Surenas near Carrhae; Crassus dies as a result of the battle
  • 17 B.C.. — ludi Latini et Graeci honorarii (day 5)
  • 62 A.D. — Nero has his first wife, Octavia, killed while in exile for adultery on Pandateria
  • 68 A.D. — the emperor Nero commits suicide
  • 86 A.D. — ludi Capitolini (day 4)
  • 193 A.D. — arrival of Septimius Severus in Rome
  • 204 A.D. — ludi Latini et Graeci honorarii (day 6)

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