Classical Words of the Day


This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xiv kalendas sextilias

ante diem xiv kalendas sextilias

¶ Mercatus

¶ Lucaria (day 1) — an obscure festival which seems to be associated with commemorating Rome’s being saved from the Gauls (by hiding in groves?)

¶ 37 A.D. — the emperor Gaius (Caligula) gives the people a congiarium

¶ 64 A.D. — the Great Fire of Rome (day 2)