Classical Words of the Day

damask (Merriam Webster)
demiurge (
rugose (OED)
maleficiate (Worthless Word for the Day)

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… and on the Greek side:!/LiddellandScott/status/205489946524532737

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas junias

ante diem ix kalendas junias

Germanicus (Photo credit: Nick in exsilio)

Quando Rex Comitavit Fas — the rex sacrorum had to perform some sort of ceremony before the day’s legal business could be conducted (possibly connected to the idea of Regifugium)

15 B.C. — birth of the emperor-to-be-who-never-was Germanicus (brother of the emperor Claudius)

299 A.D. — martyrdom of Donatian and Rogatian