Classical Words of the Day



This Day in Ancient History: kalendas junias

kalendas junias

Bust of Septimius Severus (reign 193–211 CE). ...
Bust of Septimius Severus (reign 193–211 CE). White, fine-grained marble, modern restorations (nose, parts of the beard, draped bust). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

rites in honour of Carna, a nymph who was somehow associated with the health of bodily organs

Saecular Games (day 1) — celebrating Rome’s thousand-year anniversary

388 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Mars (and associated rites thereafter)

344 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Juno Moneta (and associated rites thereafter)

259 B.C. — dedication of a Temple of the Tempests near the porta Capena (and associated rites thereafter?)

37 A.D. — the emperor Gaius (Caligula) gives the people a congiarium

67 A.D. — the future emperor Vespasian captures Jotapata

165 A.D. — death of Justin Martyr

193 A.D. — emperor-for-a-little-while Didius Julianus is deposed; Septimius Severus is recognized as emperor at Rome

1927 — death of J.B. Bury (History or the Later Roman Empire, among others)