May 24, 2016
Jubilation for the Julio-Claudians: ancient Roman general Germanicus was born on 24 May in the year 15 BCE.

October 13, 2015
13 October 54 CE: “That Claudius was poisoned is the general belief, but when it was done and by whom is disputed” (Suetonius, The Lives of the Caesars , originally published 121 CE).

February 5, 2015
On 5 February 62 CE, the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were hit by a strong earthquake with a magnitude approximated between 5 and 6 on the modern Richter scale.

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