This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xii kalendas junias

Marble bust of Roman emperor Septimius Severus...
Marble bust of Roman emperor Septimius Severus (146–211), sculpted at the beginning of the 3rd century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Agonalia — the rex sacrificulus would offer a ram to various deities

rites in honour of Vediovis

429 B.C. — birth of Plato (by one reckoning)

70 A.D. — Roman forces break through Jerusalem’s middle wall

194 A.D.(?) — Septimius Severus acclaimed as Imperator

293 A.D. (?) — elevation of Galerius to the rank of Caesar by Diocletian

1920 — birth of John Chadwick (The Decipherment of Linear B)

1929 — death of Rodolfo Lanciani (perhaps May 22)

1953 — birth of Don Fowler

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