This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvi kalendas octobres

Drusilla (?), sister of Caligula.
Julia Drusilla (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ante diem xvi kalendas octobres

ludi Romani (day 12)

16 A.D. — birth of Julia Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the elder, sister of Caligula

253 A.D. — martyrdom of Cornelius at Rome

Mindy Kaling on the Aeneid

In case you missed her comments in the New York Times on studying at Dartmouth:

I loved translating the “Aeneid” from Latin. Poor Aeneas and his pietas. That guy could not catch a break. I also love stories within stories, and the “Aeneid” is full of that.

… see also: Mindy Kaling on Latin and Mindy Kaling Does Latin! … folks seem to be interested in her Classics background every couple of years.

Repititiationes ~ 09/15/15

Yesterday in the Classical twittersphere: