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Postby Nerva on Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:26 am

ante diem sextum Kalendas Ianuarias...December 27th...

On this day in 537 AD the third Cathedral of Santa Sophia at Constantinople was dedicated. The first two were destroyed but this one is still in use, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.
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Re: On This Day In Classical Times...

Postby Nerva on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:39 pm

17th February....

- On this day in 69 AD Otho committed suicide after a night of meditation in his tent.

- On this day in 395 AD the Roman Empire was split into eastern and western parts upon the death of Emperor Theodosius I, whose will provided that his two sons would inherit the two parts.

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Re: On This Day In Classical Times...

Postby Nerva on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:51 am

ante diem decimum Kalendas Februarias...23rd February....

- On this day in 27 BC, Augustus Caesar (Octavian) founded the Roman Empire that would last until A.D. 476.

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Postby Nerva on Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:03 pm

ante diem octavum Kalendas Februarias: Sementina...25th of February

-On this day in 41 AD Tiberius Claudius Drusus was proclaimed as emperor by the Praetorian Guard.

-On this day in 98 AD, the Emperor Nerva died of natural causes.
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Postby Nerva on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:19 am

Nonae Februariae: Augustus Pater Patriae...5th February....

- On this day in 46 BC, Marcus Cato, the Roman philosopher, committed suicide by stabbing himself, on learning of the victory of his enemy, Julius Caesar, over Pompey at Thapsus.
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Postby Nerva on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:24 pm

14th February....

On this day in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was made dictator of Rome for life, which turned out to be one month and a day.

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Postby Nerva on Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:22 pm

ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Martias: Lupercalia...15 February...

On this day in 44BC, Mark Antony offered Julius Caesar the diadem of royalty; only a few people clapped, whereas general applause followed Caesar's refusal. A second offer was also refused, to loud cheers."

On this day in 360 AD, the first Cathedral of Santa Sophia in Constantinople was dedicated.
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Postby brendan on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:58 pm

On this day in 2011 Marcvs Vlpivs Nerva returned from campaign in north africa
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Re: On This Day In Classical Times...

Postby Nerva on Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:44 am

Salve Brendan,

Just back to gather supplies and troops before my return ;)

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Postby Nerva on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:46 am

5th March…ante diem tertium Nonas Martias: Navigium Isidis

On this day in 493 AD, the German barbarian leader Odovacar (Odocacer), who had ended the Western Roman Empire in A.D. 476, was executed at age 59 by the Ostrogoths.
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