This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem viii idus novembres

The Gemma Claudia, Roman, 49 C.E.(?). Five-lay...
The Gemma Claudia in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Depicts on the left side the Emperor Claudius and his fourth wife Empress Agrippina minor. Opposite the couple are the parents of Agrippina, Germanicus and Agrippina maior. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ante diem viii idus novembres

  • ludi Plebeii (day 3) — the major festival in honour of Jupiter continues
  • 63 B.C. — Lucius Sergius Catilina and his co-conspirators meet, with nefarious plans for the morrow
  • 15 (or 16) A.D. — birth of Julia Agrippina (“the younger”), daughter of Germanicus, sister to the emperor Gaius (Caligula), mother of the emperor Nero, wife of the emperor Claudius … a very powerful woman.
  • 1927 — death of David George Hogarth (Classical archaeologist and keeper of the Ashmolean)

Repititiationes ~ 11/05/15