This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iv idus quintiles

ante diem iv idus quintiles

ludi Apollinares (day 7) — games instituted in 212 B.C. after consulting the Sybilline books during a particularly bad stretch in the Punic Wars; four years later they became an annual festival in honour of Apollo

100 B.C. (?) — birth of G. Julius Caesar

67 A.D. — martyrdom of Paulinus of Antioch

1536 — death of Erasmus

1922 — birth of Michael Ventris, who would decipher Linear B

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