This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem iii idus januarias

ante diem iii idus januarias

Nero. 54-68 AD. :Sestertius (Orichalcum, 25.32...

Nero. 54-68 AD. (i.e. not Octavian … but you get the idea) :Sestertius (Orichalcum, 25.32 g 7), Lugdunum, 65. ::: PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S C (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Carmentalia begins (day 1) — a two-day festival (with a three day break between the days) in honour of the deity Carmenta, who was possibly a goddess of both childbirth and prophecy.
  • 49 B.C. — Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon (by another reckoning)
  • ?? B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Juturna in the Campus Martius
  • 29 B.C. — Octavian closes the doors of the Temple of Janus, signifying the Roman world was at peace
  • 1963 — death of Arthur Nock (joint ed. OCD inter alia)
  • 2000 — death of Timothy Potter (archaeologist of Roman Britain)
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