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A Day In Roman History

Postby Marcus Minucius Audens » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:54 pm


This Day In Roman History;

48 BCE  ---  Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia;

64 CE  ---  The Great Fire of Rome causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of the city;

68 CE  ---  Salonina Matidia, Roman daughter of Ulpia Marciana (elder sister of Roman Emperor Trajan), was born. Salonina Matidia was the great-great grandmother of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius;

69 CE  ---  Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor;

138 CE  ---  Emperor Hadrian dies after a heart failure at Baiae; he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife,Vibia Sabina;

317 CE  ---  The Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeated Cleombrotus I, takes place;

324 CE  ---  Battle of Adrianople: Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium;

328 CE  ---  The official opening of Constantine's Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus(Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius;

362 BCE  ---  Battle of Mantinea: The Thebans, led by Epaminondas, defeated the Spartans;

362 CE  ---  Roman–Persian Wars: Emperor Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force (60,000 men) and stays there for nine months to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.

390 BCE  ---  Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia: A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.

Respectfully Submitted;

Marcus Audens
Marcus Minucius Audens

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