This Day in Ancient History: idus januariae

idus januariae

  • 86 B.C. — death of Marius
  • 27 B.C. — Octavian “restores the republic” and receives the corona civica
  • ca. 101 A.D. — birth of L. Aelius Caesar, future adoptive heir (never realized) of the emperor Hadrian
  • 235 A.D. — martyrdom (?) of Andrew, bishop of Trier

… and ten years ago at rogueclassicism, inter alia, we were reading about the find of a pile of Roman building materials in the Villa dei Quintili …

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