This Day in Ancient History: pridie idus sextiles

pridie idus sextiles

  • rites in honour of Hercules Invictus in the Circus Maximus
  • rites in honour of Venus Victrix, Honos, Virtus, and Felicitas in Pompey’s theatre
  • 3 A.D. — conjunction of Jupiter and Venus (one suggestion for the ‘Star of Bethlehem’)
  • 305 A.D. — martyrdom of Anicetus and companions at Nicomedia
  • 1867 — birth of Edith Hamilton (The Greek Way)

 

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