Classical Words of the Day


This Day in Ancient History: kalendae novembres

kalendae novembres

  • ludi Victoriae Sullanae (day 7) — games held in honour of Victoria commemorating Sulla’s defeat of the Samnites in 82 B.C.
  • 82 B.C. — Lucius Cornelius Sulla is victorious over the Samnites at the Battle of the Colline Gate
  • 36 A.D. — major fire at Rome
  • 1903 — death of Theodore Mommsen
  • 1993 — death of A.N. Sherwin-White (The Roman Citizenship, among other things)