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Posts Tagged ‘Romans’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/17/20- SATURNALIA!

It was 2,517 years ago today when the first celebration was held in Rome, once Co-Consuls Aulus Semperonius Atraninus and Marcus Minicius Augurinius put their heads together to figure out how they could make Rome even more decadent, and they came up with a doozy, SATURNALIA! Named after […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/21/20 – INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY!

Even when you’ve been raised by wolves with your twin brother Remus, sooner or later a fellow wants a taste of Bright Lights, Big City, so on this day in 753 BCE, Romulus got busy on the banks of the Tiber River on INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY! It wasn’t built […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/18/20 – CALIGULA DAY!

The name on his driver’s license was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, but his street name was Latin for “Little Boot,” and he was one those bloodthirsty psychotic maniacs we like to celebrate on days like INTERNATIONAL CALIGULA DAY! Elevated to Emperor of Rome on March 18, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/15/20 – THE IDES OF MARCH!

Can’t say Caesar wasn’t warned by a blind, emaciated street beggar (and those guys are never wrong), but the Dictator for Life of the Roman Republic was one arrogant son of a bitch. Until 44 BCE that is, on THE IDES OF MARCH! “Et tu, Brute?” were […]

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