This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii kalendas quinctilias

ante diem vii kalendas quinctilias

  • ludi Taurei quinquennales (day 1) — an obscure festival possibly in honour of the di inferi (read Bill Thayer’s note on the ‘quinquennales’ part)
  • 107 A.D. — the emperor Trajan arrives in Rome and celebrates his second triumph over the Dacians
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This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvii kalendas quinctilias

ante diem xvii kalendas quinctilias

  • Quinquatrus minusculae (day 3 of a five-day festival honouring the birthday (maybe) of Minerva )
  • Quando stercus delatus fas (“When the ‘trash’ is taken out”) and the Temple of Vesta is closed to the public
  • 302 A.D. — martyrdom of Hesychius
  • 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Vitus (and companions)