This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem xiii kalendas februarias

Portrait of Emperor Gordian III. Luni marble, ...

Portrait of Emperor Gordian III. Luni marble, from the early years of Gordian’s reign (238-244 CE). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ante diem xiii kalendas februarias

  • ludi palatini (??)
  • 175 A.D. — Commodus is enrolled in all the priestly colleges
  • 225 A.D. (or 226) — birth of the future emperor Gordian III
  • c. 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Pope Fabian at Rome as the Decian persecutions begin (maybe)
  • c. 288 A.D. — martyrdom of Sebastian at Rome
  • 1715 — birth of Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece)
  • 1978 — death of Gilbert Highet (Classicist)
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