This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiii kalendas decembres

ante diem xiii kalendas decembres

Charles Anthon. Library of Congress descriptio...

Charles Anthon. Library of Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Mercatus — time to restock the pantry after the lengthy festival in honour of Jupiter
  • 1665 — death of Nicholas Poussin (painter of many Classical subjects)
  • 1797 — birth of Charles Anthon (prolifically-published American Classicist)
  • 1903 — birth of Sterling Dow (who perfected the squeeze, among other important contributions to epigraphy and archaeology)
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