This Day in Ancient History: pridie nonas octobres

  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 2 — from 11-19 A.D. and post 23 A.D.) — — festival in honour of Augustus involving primarily mime and pantomime theatrical displays
  • ludi Augustales scaenici (day 4 — from 19-23 A.D.)
  • 105 B.C. — the Cimbri inflict a massive defeat on Roman legions at Arausio
  • 68 B.C. — Romans under Lucullus defeat the Armenians under Tigranes II at Artaxata (according to one reckoning) …
  • 175 A.D. — martyrdom of Sagar in Phrygia