This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii idus quintiles

ante diem iii idus quintiles

¶ ludi Apollinares (day 8)– 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

¶ 431 B.C. (?) — dedication of the Temple of Apollo outside the pomoerium (and associated rites thereafter)

¶ 100 B.C. (?) — birth of G. Julius Caesar (another possible day)

¶ ca. 251 A.D. — martyrdom of Myrope