This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vi kalendas quinctilias

ante diem vi kalendas quinctilias

ludi Taurei quinquennales (day 2) — horse races held every five years to appease the divinities of the underworld

23 B.C. (and several years after) — the emperor Augustus is given tribunicia potestas

4 A.D. — the emperor Augustus adopts Tiberius (son of his wife Livia) and Agrippa Postumus (son of Augustus’ daughter Julia and Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa)

221 A.D. — the emperor Elagabalus adopts the future emperor Severus Alexander and gives him the rank of Caesar (?)

363 A.D. — death of the emperor Julian

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