This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas octobres

ante diem ix kalendas octobres

rites in honour of Latona at the Theatre of Marcellus

Mercatus — those cupboards must have been really empty!

484 B.C. — Birth of Euripides (?)

480 B.C. — Athenian naval forces under Themistocles defeat Xerxes’ Persian force in the narrows of Salamis (one reckoning)

63 B.C. — birth of Octavius, the future emperor Augustus

25 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Neptune (and associated rites thereafter)

23 B.C. — restoration of the temple of Apollo in the Campus Martius (and associated rites thereafter)

117 A.D. — martyrdom of Thecla

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