Classical Words of the Day

Apologies for neglecting this feature the past few days … I’m in the process of cleaning up and organizing links etc. in Netvibes in anticipation of the demise of my iGoogle page in the near future. I still don’t have a proper update for y’all, but my spiders brought back a page from something called Wordnik which is featuring ten Greek sorts of words that have popped up because of some big shindig going on in London:

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii kalendas sextilias

ante diem iii kalendas sextilias

  • ludi Victoriae Caesaris (day 11)
  • after 101 B.C. — dedication of the Temple to “The Fortune of  this Day”  (Fortuna Huiusce Diei) and subsequent rites thereafter; presumably this is one of the temples vowed prior to the Battle of Vercellae
  • 69 A.D. — destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (Av 9)