This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vi kalendas octobres

ante diem vi kalendas octobres

46 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Venus Genetrix (and associated rites thereafter)

303 A.D. — martyrdom of Cosmas and Damian

304 A.D. — martyrdom of Cyprian

1687 — a Venetian mortar ignites a store of Turkish gunpowder being stored in the Parthenon, causing much damage.

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