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#31
On top of it Robert keeps beating everyone to the dates cause he's 8 hours ahead of us in north america Big Grin
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#32
Yep. Good job, Robert!
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#33
Quote: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....... :?
Late Roman timeline 250-550 AD Big Grin

Quote:On top of it Robert keeps beating everyone to the dates cause he's 8 hours ahead of us in north america Big Grin
Plus I don't go to bed very early... :wink:
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#34
August 11, 480 BC: The Persian fleet achieve a naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near Artemisium, a promontory on the north coast of Euboea.
This battle took place at the same time as the battle of Thermopylae.
Although the Persian lost a good number of their 1200 ships (first 400 and then another 200) in stormy weather,the allied fleet of 271 Greek ships could not withstand them and withdrew south to Salamis.

August 11, 355 AD: Claudius Silvanus proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
Silvanus was a Frankish general in the Roman army, who had previously served under Constantine I. Leter, he supported the usurper Magnentius, but at the battle of Mursa in 351 he changed sides to Constaantius II, allowing the latter to win a (albeit costly) victory. After this act, he was rewarded with the post of magister militum and in 355 he served in gaul, driving back the Germanic raiders who had penetrated the diacese. Silvanus then fell victim to court intriguies: a faked letter claiming his wish to rebel was presented to Consatntius. Although Silvanus was duly leared of chaarges, this news reached him too later and he saw no option but to rech for the crown himself.
Continued on... September 7. :wink:
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#35
August 12, 30 BC: Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC), by poisoning (either an ointment, an asp or a combination).

August 13, 408 AD: Mutiny of the troops gathered by Stilicho in Ticinum for a campaign against Constantine III. The soldiers mutiny at the instigation of the magister officiorum Olympius and lynch many high-ranking officers and civil servants.
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#36
Quote:August 13, 408 AD: Mutiny of the troops gathered by Stilicho in Ticinum for a campaign against Constantine III. The soldiers mutiny at the instigation of the magister officiorum Olympius and lynch many high-ranking officers and civil servants.


Way ahead of his time! I can think of a few Civil Servants who could do with lynching!! Big Grin
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#37
Quote:Way ahead of his time! I can think of a few Civil Servants who could do with lynching!!
Careful! You might stir up a mass uprising...it's not just your "servants" who have need of some corrective measures. OK, back to the real world now (back from gleeful imaginary imagery)
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#38
Ave Valerius et omnes!

Robert, don't forget to add add this little tid-bit:

August 13 (otherwise the Idus Sextiles in the the ancient Roman calendar) was also the day when Octavian (who would become Augustus) celebrated his victories at Illyricum, Actium, and his annexation of Egypt in 29 B.C. [Day 1 of a three-day celebration]

Neat feature keep up the good work.

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#39
August 14, 582 AD: Death of the emperor Tiberius II Constantine (574–582) of an ilness or possible poisoning. He was succeeded by his son-in-law and comes excubitorum Mauricius (Maurikios).
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#40
August 15, 423 AD: Death of the emperor Flavius Honorius (9 September 384 – 15 August) of dropsy. Leaving no heir, he was succeeded the next year by Valentinian III, the cousin of Theodosius II and son of Galla Placidia and Constantius III.

August 15, 465 AD: Death of Libius Severus (August 15 or November 14), possibly poisoned by the patrician Ricimer, or from natural causes. No emperor is named in the West for 2 years.
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August 17, 986 AD: A Roman army under the emperor Basil II is destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate (Trayanovi vrata) by the Bulgarian army lead by Comitopuli Samuel (Samuil). Basil II narrowly escaped with his life and the Roman campaign into Bulgarian territory was halted.
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#42
August 18, 293 BC: The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica.

August 18, 353 AD: Suicide of the Caesar Magnus Decentius, brother of Magnentius after their defeat against Constantius at the battle of Mons Seleuci (Saleon) in the Cottian Alps and his brother's suicide in Lugdunum (Lyon) on August 10 (sorry :oops: I forgot about that one guys!). Constantius is now sole ruler of the Roman Empire.

August 18, 472 AD: Death of the great warlord and patrician Ricimer of afever or an ulcer.
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#43
August 19, 43 BC: Octavian compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.

August 19, 14 AD: Death of Augustus, while visiting the place of his father's death at Nola.
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#44
Sorry Robert but shouldn't that have been AD14 rather than 14BC for Augustus? :wink:

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#45
Ante diem decimum kalendas septembris

August 23rd AD93 - Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola

Quote:Agricola was born on the 13th of June, in the third consulate of Caius Caesar; he died on the 23rd of August, during the consulate of Collega and Priscus, being in the fifty-sixth year of his age. Should posterity wish to know something of his appearance, it was graceful rather than commanding. There was nothing formidable in his appearance; a gracious look predominated. One would easily believe him a good man, and willingly believe him to be great. As for himself, though taken from us in the prime of a vigorous manhood, yet, as far as glory is concerned, his life was of the longest. Those true blessings, indeed, which consist in virtue, he had fully attained; and on one who had reached the honours of a consulate and a triumph, what more had fortune to bestow?

Tacitus - Agricola 44
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