This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xii kalendas decembres

ante diem xii kalendas decembres

Emperor Maximinus Daia. Cast in Pushkin museum...
Emperor Maximinus Daia. Cast in Pushkin museum after original in Cairo (material – red porphyry). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Mercatus — time to restock the cupboards after the Jupiterfest!
  • 63 A.D. — shipwreck of St. Paul (by one reckoning)
  • 270 (?) — birth of the future emperor Maximinus Daia (more)
  • 284 A.D. — elevation of Diocletian to the rank of Caesar (more)
  • 1846 — birth of Maurice Croiset (one of the founders of Les Belles Lettres)
  • 1902 — birth of Wolfgang Kunkel (Roman legal historian)
  • 1979 — death of Pierre Wuillemier (someone needs to put a biography on the web for him!)

Repititiationes ~ 11/19/15