This Day in Ancient History:

ante diem viii kalendas quinctilis

under Servius — dedication of two temples to Fors Fortuna (and associated rites thereafter)

1 B.C. — birth of John the Baptist (traditional date)

79 A.D. — dies imperii of the emperor Titus

109 A.D. — the Aqua Traiana are officially dedicated

1741 — Birth of Alexander Adam (Classics educator)

1989 — death of Russell Meiggs (author of Roman Ostia, among others)

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