TV Drama About Cleopatra in the Works?

My box is full of gossip about NBC ordering a pilot for a drama based on Cleopatra (e.g. NBC Orders Pilot for Period Drama about Cleopatra) … considering how NBC has handled the Olympics, and most other things, I’m not holding my breath on this one …

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This Day in Ancient History: ante diem iii idus sextiles

ante diem iii idus sextiles

¶   480 B.C. — Battle of Thermopylae ; death of Leonidas et al (by one reckoning)

¶  480 B.C. — Battle of Artemesium (by one reckoning)

¶  117 A.D. — dies imperii of the emperor Hadrian

¶  275 A.D. — martyrdom of Alexander the Charcoal Burner at Cremona

¶  295 A.D. — martyrdom of Susanna at Rome

¶  1928 — birth of Emily Vermeule (Greece in the Bronze Age)