This Day in Ancient History ~

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Male bust of the Pseudo-Vitellius type. Grey v...

Male bust of the Pseudo-Vitellius type. Grey veined marble, Italian artwork of the first half of the 16th century, modern copy of an antique head of the Hadrianic era in the Grimani Collection in Venice, once thought to represent the emperor Vitellius. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • 31 A.D. — execution of Strabo, son of the Praetorian Praefect L. Aelius Sejanus
  • 51 A.D. — birth of the future emperor T. Flavius Domitianus, better known as Domitian
  • 69 A.D. — forces loyal to Vespasian defeat those of Vitellius in the Second Battle of Bedriacum (not sure how the date was arrived at)
  • 2000 — death of Mervyn Popham (assistant director of the British School at Athens, among other things)
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