ante diem v idus septembres

ludi Romani (day 5)

490 B.C. -- battle of Marathon (by one reckoning)

3 A.D. -- Gaius Caesar, adoptive son/grandson of the emperor Augustus, is wounded at Artagira

9 A.D. -- Quintilius Varus loses three legions (and his life) in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (a.k.a. the clades Variana)

1st century -- martyrdom of Felix and Constantia

1850 -- birth of Jane Ellen Harrison (author of Themis, among others ... more info below)