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On This Day...
#46
I realize I'm a day late but....

August 22 392 AD—Arbogast elevates Eugenius as Emperor, after the mysterious death of Valentinian II in Gaul. Eugenius was a christian, but was also the last emperor to support Polytheism.

August 22 408 AD—Stilicho, great Roman general was executed and large numbers of barbarian wives and children were slain by the local Romans. As a result huge portions of barbarian armies flocked to Alaric for protection. Within 2 years Rome would be sacked.
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#47
Quote:August 22 408 AD—Stilicho, great Roman general was executed and large numbers of barbarian wives and children were slain by the local Romans. As a result huge portions of barbarian armies flocked to Alaric for protection. Within 2 years Rome would be sacked.

And Rome was sacked today, 24 August 410 AD, by Alaric.
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#48
Quote:Sorry Robert but shouldn't that have been AD14 rather than 14BC for Augustus? :wink:
Absolutely! Wrong copy-paste.. :oops:

And looking back:

August 23, 79 AD: Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

August 23, 406 AD: Stilicho besieges Radagais near Faesulae (Fiesole), starving the invading horde into submission, capturing and killing vast numbers of them.

August 23, 476AD: The Scirian Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his Eastern Germanic troops Orestes refuses them a third of all the land in Italy.
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#49
Quote:And Rome was sacked today, 24 August 410 AD, by Alaric.
It was, the first of 3 days..

August 24, 49 BC: Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.

August 24, 79 AD: Eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash.
Death of Pliny the Elder in the eruption.

August 24, 367 AD: Valentinian falls ill and he has to elevate his oldest son (though only 8 ) Flavius Gratianus Augustus to the rank of Augustus in Amiens.

August 24, 1042 AD: Death of the Roman emperor Michael V (b. 1015) as a monk, after being deposed by a popular revolt earlier in the year.
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#50
August 25, 383 AD: Death of the emperor Gratian, who is killed by the magister equitum Andragatius at Lugdunum (Lyons), on behalf of the British usurper Magnus Maximus.

August 25, 450 AD: The senate elects Flavius Marcianus to succeed Theodosius II (after the latter fell from his horse during a hunt earlier in the year) under the guidance of the magister utriusque militiae Aspar.
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#51
August 25 359 AD– Junius Bassus, Roman politician dies. The son of the praetorian prefect Junius Annius Bassus, he was vir clarissimus and vicarius of Rome as well as praefectus urbi from 25 March to 25 August 359. The important Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus shows him to have been a Christian
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#52
August 26, 1071AD: At the disastrous Battle of Manzikert (originally Manavazkert, now Malazgirt), the army of the Seljuk Turks under Alp Arslan defeat the Roman Army and take the emperor Romanus IV Diogenes prisoner. Civil war in the Roman empire subsequently caused Anatolia to be lost to the Turks, and it was never recovered. Loss of this territory meant the slow but definite decline of the Roman empire.
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#53
The beginning of the end. Confusedhock:

Robert, thank you for posting these daily history notes. 8)
"Fugit irreparabile tempus" (Irrecoverable time glides away) Virgil

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#54
August 27, 479 BC: The Battle of Plataiai – The Greek army (including Sparta, Athens, Corinth and Megara) under the Spartan Pausanias defeats the Persian forces led by Mardonius. After defeats the year before at Thermopylae and Artemisium but victory at Salamis, the Greek army had prevented victory for Xerxes' Persian army. The Persians retreated to Boeotia where the Greek army met them with a large force. After eleven days of waiting the Greek army retreated and Mardonius sent his army in pursuit. Then, the Greeks (particularly the Spartans, Tegeans and Athenians) halted and gave battle, routing the lightly-armed Persian infantry and killing Mardonius.
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#55
August 28, 388 AD: Magnus Maximus surrenders in Aquileia to Theodosius after being defeated near Emona, Siscia (Sisak) and Poetovio (Ptuij/Pettau) and is executed.

August 28, 430 AD: Death of St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) at Hippo in North Africa.

August 28, 475 AD: The western magister militum Orestes sends an army against Nepos, and forces him from Ravenna. Nepos flees to Salona in Dalmatia, where he will end his days as the (powerless) last western Roman emperor.

August 28, 476 AD: Odoacar captures and kills Orestes (father of the minor Romulus who acts as western emperor) near Placentia (Piacenza).

August 28, 489 AD: Battle of Isonzo, where the army of Odoacar is defeated by Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths.
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#56
August 29, 886 AD: the emperor Basil I died from a fever contracted after a serious hunting accident when his belt was caught in the antlers of a deer, and he was dragged 16 miles through the woods. He was saved by an attendant who cut him loose with a knife, but he suspected the attendant of trying to assassinate him and had the man executed shortly before he himself died.
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#57
August 30, 30 BC: Death of Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar (Caesarion), possibly the only son of Julius Caesar. Although he was pharaoh for 14 years, he reinged with his mother Cleopatra for all but the last 18 days. Caesarion was the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and was killed on orders of Octavian, who would become the Roman emperor Augustus.

August 30, 526 AD: Death of Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths. He is succeeded by his 10-year old grandson Athalaric, under guardianship of his mother Amalasuntha.
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#58
August 31, 12 AD: Birth of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula), later Roman Emperor from 37 to 41 AD.

August 31, 161 AD: Birth of Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus (Commodus), later Roman Emperor from 180 to 192.
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#59
September 2, 44 BC: Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt elevates her son Caesarion to co-ruler. Caesarion was his nickname (little Caesar), his full name being Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar (June 23, 47 BC – August 23, 30 BC).

September 2, 44 BC: Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Marc Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.

September 2, 31 BC: Battle of Actium (off the western coast of Greece), naval forces of Octavian defeat the combined Roman and Egyptian fleets under Mark Antony and Cleopatra. The battle was lost when Cleopatra's ships withdrew, after which panic spread across Mark Anthony's ships.

September 2, 421 AD: Death of Flavius Constantius of natural causes, after having been emperor for just 7 months (from February 8) .
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#60
September 4, 476 AD: the Scirian Odoacar deposes the infant Romulus 'Augustulus' after having defeated and killed the boy's father Orestes a week earlier. Romulus (11 or 15) ispensioned off to Naples (he still lived in 511). Romulus was the last western emperor in Rome, but not the very last: Nepos, who was deposed by Orestes, lived until 480.
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