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this day in ancient history

Welcome to our "This Day in Ancient History" feature for today. If you click on an entry with a (more) after it, you will be taken via a new browser window to a more extended discussion/page dealing with the subject as well as additional links.

Please be aware that this page focuses on the ancient history of the Mediterranean world -- don't expect to find anything about ancient China, North America, South America etc...

This page is updated sometime between 9.00 p.m. "the night before" and 7.00 a.m. "of the day". If this page seems 'behind', please visit the email archive at, which should be current, barring unforeseen circumstance. If you prefer, you can receive this feature via email; info on subscribing is over there on the left.

pridiem idus septembres
ludi Romani (day 8)

boedromion 23
Nothing (suggestions?)

september 12, 2001
Nothing (suggestions?)

nota bene/caveat lector
Dates which are marked with a double asterisk (**) are those which I have found on various websites but have been unable to confirm in a scholarly source. They are, most likely, wrong or 'traditional' and are included primarily for edutainment value.

If you have anything to add in regards to something ancient and/or classical which happened on this day, feel free to drop me a line. I can't guarantee that I'll use it, but I'll certainly check it out!

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