Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Festival of the Ludi Martiales, Roman Empire

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

Games held in connection with the dedication of the shrine and temple of the god Mars Ultor (‘the avenger); also held on August 1.

The temple to Mars Ultor was in the Forum of Augustus which was built in celebration over Augustus’s victory (together with Marcus Antonius, known in English as Mark Antony) over Julius Caesar’s murderers.

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