Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ante diem xiv kalendas novembres

On this day, October 19th in 202 BC, the Romans under Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal's army of Carthaginians and Numidians in the Battle of Sama in the Second Punic War.

Today was also Armilustrium, a festival of purification of arms in honor of Mars. 

On this day in 439 AD, Gaiseric, King of the Vandles, seized the Roman city of Carthage, and made it his capital.


  1. I dont really like the roman civilization, they came, took over greece and got all the glory. There copycats!!