This Day in Ancient History: kalendas augustae

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kalendas augustae

  • rites at the two temples to Victoria on the Palatine
  • between 264 and 241 — dedication of the Temple of Spes (Hope) in the Forum Holitorium (and associated rites thereafter)
  • 30 B.C. — Octavian captures the city of Alexandria; suicide of Marcus Antonius (source?)
  • 12 B.C. — dedication of the ara Romae et Augusti at Lyons
  • 10 B.C. — birth of the future emperor Claudius
  • 2 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Mars in the Forum of  Augustus (and associated rituals thereafter)
  • 52 A.D. — dedication of the Aqua Claudia and the Anio Novus aqueducts
  • 126 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Pertinax
  • 1457 — death of Lorenzo Valla
  • 1840 — death of Karl Otfried Muller