This Day in Ancient History: ante diem viii idus septembres

ante diem viii idus septembres

ludi Romani (day 2)

81 A.D. — martyrdom of Onesiphorus

250 A.D. — martyrdom of Faustus in Alexandria

1956 — death of Michael Ventris, who deciphered Linear B (the ancient script used by the Myceneans)

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