This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvi kalendas apriles

ante diem xvi kalendas apriles

  • Festival of Mars continues (day 17)
  • Liberalia — a festival of general merriment and wine drinking in honour of Liber Pater (another name for Bacchus)
  • Agonalia — the rex sacrificulus would offer a ram to various deities
  • 45 B.C. — Julius Caesar defeats Pompey’s sons and Labienus at Munda
  • 136 A.D. — the future emperor Marcus Aurelius dons the toga virilis
  • 180 A.D. — death of Marcus Aurelius at Bononia
  • 461 A.D. — death of Saint Patrick (traditional)