A note on the Classicists list alerted us to some free content from the latest Papers of the British School at Rome (celebrating its 80th volume) … it’s kind of awkward to link to the individual articles, for some reason, so this link will take you to the relevant page:
From Ancient Warfare Magazine:
fast in honour of Ceres — in 191 B.C., consultation of the Sybilline books ordered a fast to be held every five years in honour of the Roman goddess Ceres, who presided over grain and harvesting. By Augustus’ day, the fast was an annual event which curiously coincides fairly closely with the Athenian Thesmophoria.
ludi Augustales scaenici (day 2 — from 19-23 A.D.) — a festival in honour of Augustus involving primarily mime and pantomime theatrical displays
1909 — birth of James. B. Pritchard (“Biblical” archaeologist and author of The Ancient Near East, among other things)
About.com Ancient / Classical History: Augustan Games – Ludi Augustales.