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On This Day...
#16
July 22, 838 AD: the Roman emperor Theophilos suffered a heavy defeat by the Arab Abbasids under Afshin in the Battle of Anzen or Dazimon (now Dazman, Turkey).
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#17
ante diem VIII Kal. Avg.

25 July 306 AD

Constantius dies at York. His son Constantine is acclaimed Augustus by the troops.

...and all united in honouring this thrice blessed prince with acclamations and praises, and while with one mind and voice, they glorified the rule of the son as a living again of him who was dead, they hastened at once to hail their new sovereign by the titles of Imperial and Worshipful Augustus, with joyful shouts... All the nations also under his dominion were filled with joy and inexpressible gladness at not being even for a moment deprived of the benefits of a well ordered government.

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Constantine continued to observe July 25th as his dies imperii throughout his reign.

- Nathan
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#18
August 1, 30 BC: After persuing Antony and Cleopatra after their defeat at Actium, Octavian wins another vicory at Alexandria, bringing Egypt under the control of the Roman Republic.

August 1, 69 AD: Civilis starts the Batavian rebellion.

August 1, 527: Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus (Justinian I) becomes the sole ruler of the Roman Empire after his uncle Justin appeares to have became senile near the end of his reign.
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#19
August 2, 338 BC: The Macedonian king Philip II defeats the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.

August 2, 216 BC: The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro in the Battle of Cannae.
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#20
Good job, Robert. Keep it up!
"Fugit irreparabile tempus" (Irrecoverable time glides away) Virgil

Ron Andrea
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#21
August 3, 8 AD: Tiberius defeats the Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

August 3, 435 AD: Nestorius, after being deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople, is exiled by the Roman Emperor Theodosius II with an imperial edict, to a monastery in the Great Oasis of Hibis (al-Khargah), in Egypt. Nestorius was later injured in an attack by desert bandits.
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#22
ante diem tertium Nonas Augustas: Supplicia canum...3rd August...

On this day in 30 BC Mark Antony committed suicide in Alexandria, Egypt, to which he had been pursued by Octavian after the Battle of Actium.

Valete Omnes!

Nerva.
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#23
August 4, 70 AD: Victorious Roman forces enter the Temple in Jerusalem and set it on fire.

August 4, 367 AD: The Roman emperor Valentinian I elevates his son Gratian to the rank of Augustus and co-ruler. The boy is only 8 years old.
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#24
August 7, 322 BC: Battle of Crannon between the Macedonian army under Antipater and Craterus against rebellious Greek forces lead by Athens and their general Antiphilus, the last battle of the Lamian War (323-322 BC).
The Macedonians drove back the Greek infantry, after which the Greek cavalry hastily left the field. In the aftermath, Antipater managed to split the opposing coalition, many of whom defected to the macedonian side. Athens, left alone, was forced to surrender unconditionally and forced to accept a Macedonian garrison.

August 7 626 AD: The siege of Constantinople ends when the Avar and Slav fores give up.

The city had been attacked by land as well as by sea, when the Persians had attacked through Anatolia to reach Chalcedon by mid-June in 626, while their Slav and Avar allies attacked through Thrace. Meanwhile, the Roman emperor Heraclius did not rush back home (as expected), but remained operating deep in the rear of the enemy's forces, winning victories in the Caucasus, Armenia and later in Mesopotamia.
The sizeable army of Avars reached Constantinople a short while afterwards on June 29. They used siege equipment but failed to breach the Theodosian Walls during the attack which lasted from July 31 up to the last day of the siege. A combined Persian-Avar fleet was destroyed by the Romans off Blachernae on August 6. The Avar Khan then burnt his siege engines and withdrew. Unable to press his advantage, the Persian general Shahrbaraz evacuated the eastern shore aftera few days. The Sassanid empire was defeated by the Arabs only 8 years later.
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#25
Ante diem quintum Idus Augustas: Sol Indiges...Aug 9, 2010

On this day in 48 BC Julius Caesar defeated Pompey in the Battle of Pharsalus, in Greece, but Pompey escaped to Egypt, where he was later murdered.
On this day in Hadrian succeeded Trajan as Emperor of Rome.

Valete,

Nerva.
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#26
August 9, 378 AD: The Battle of Adrianople. The Visigoths defeat almost the entire East Roman army led by the emperor Valens north of Hadrianopolis.
The Goths, comprised largely of Greuthungi and Tervingi plus some allies, had been admitted into the empire 2 years earlier, but had been rather badly treated by the Romans. When they finally rebelled, the Romans soon had a full-scale war on their hands. After a few minor victories and some smarting defeats, the eastern emperor Valens mustered his army early in the year. In the meantime, his western collegue Gratian sent reinforcements to counter the threat of the marauding Goths. Fritigirn, learning of the Roman army marching Wet, also collected his forces and marched on Adrianople. Eageer to emulate other Roman vicories, Valens did not wish to wait for the reinforcements and attacked the Goths despite attempts of the latter to stall him with peace proposals.
After a hasty Roman attack, the Gothic counterattack surprised the Roman cavalry, which was defeated and dispersed. Unable to guard the flanks, the Roman infantry was then either hemmed in and slowly defeated, or began a ccorstly withdrawal which ended in a rout. By the end of the day, between half and two-thirds of the Roman army was lost. Valens was killed either on the field or later in a farm.

August 9, 681 AD: Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
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#27
Robert, do you have a calendar with all this information, or do you just have a good memory?
David J. Cord
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#28
Quote:Robert, do you have a calendar with all this information, or do you just have a good memory?
Big Grin
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#29
Salvete Omnes!

I think we're on to a good thing here, why not have a RAT calendar? This calendar would highlight events per day.

What do you think????

Nerva.
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#30
Is there not a book of Roman dates out there? Most books have a timeline in the front or back......seems they would have done something more comprehensive by now....... :?
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
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