This Day in Ancient History: pridie idus quintiles

pridie idus quintiles

¶ Mercatus — as often, a lengthy festival was followed by a few market days

¶ 218 A.D. — the emperor Elagabalus is coopted into all the priestly colleges

¶ 1671 — death of Méric Casaubon (classical scholar … son of Isaac)

¶ 1742 — death of Richard Bentley (English philologist)

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