This Day in Ancient History: idus apriles

idus apriles

  • ludi Cereri (day 2)– games in honour of the grain goddess 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
  • 1748 — death of Christopher Pitt (translator of Virgil)

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