This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem v kalendas decembres

ante diem v kalendas decembres

Bust of Antinous, in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
Bust of Antinous, in the Louvre Museum, Paris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • 43 B.C. — the lex Titia de triumvirato gave G. Julius Caesar Octavianus, Marcus Antonius, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus the title of triumviri rei publicae constituendae with near-dictatorial powers for a period of five years
  • 8 B.C. — death of the poet Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
  • ca 110 A.D. — birth of Hadrian’s paramour Antinoos
  • 176 A.D. — Commodus is given the title imperator by Marcus Aurelius
  • 1907 — birth of L. Sprague de Camp (The Ancient Engineers, etc.)