This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii kalendas quinctilias

ante diem vii kalendas quinctilias

Head of Trajan (reign 98–117 CE), from an over...

Head of Trajan (reign 98–117 CE), from an oversized statue (around 2.70 m height). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ludi Taurei quinquennales (day 1) — an obscure festival possibly in honour of the di inferi (read Bill Thayer’s note on the ‘quinquennales’ part)

107 A.D. — the emperor Trajan arrives in Rome and celebrates his second triumph over the Dacians

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