This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvi kalendas quinctilias

ante diem xvi kalendas quinctilias

212 A.D. — martyrdom of Ferreolus and Ferrutio (not sure you can speak of ‘French’ in 212 A.D. …)

1716 — Alexander Pope’s translation of the Iliad is published

1813 — birth of Otto Jahn (archaeologist and philologist)

1937 — birth of Erich Segal (Classicist, known to Classicists for his work on ancient comedy; known to the rest of the world as the author of Love Story)

… Happy Bloomsday