This Day in Ancient History:

ante diem xviii kalendas februarias

  • carmentalia (day 2) — an annual festival in honour of the nymph Carmenta (a divinity associated with prophecy and childbirth; also the mother of Evander) celebrated primarily by women on the 11th and 15th of January
  • 69 A.D. — murder of Galba and his adopted son Piso; dies imperii of Otho

ten years ago at rogueclassicism, there wasn’t much going on, but we were getting our first mentions of Vin Diesel’s Hannibal movie, which has yet to come to fruition (although we can mention Halle Berry’s miniseries on same which is coming up, on which amicus noster and Bread and Circuses blogger Adrian Murdoch served in an historical advisor’s capacity)

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