About Acta Diurna

Acta Diurna (which means Transactions of the Day), was the title of an official journal published each day at Rome from 59 BC to AD 330. It was the nearest approach in ancient times to the modern newspaper. It contained (1) court news, official decrees, etc; (2) births, marriages, deaths, etc.

Written on a white-washed board the Acta Diurna were posted in some prominent place. After removal they were stored with other public archives.

This blog is dedicated to the lesser known Roman Emperors.

The image used for the blog header was photography by Michel Meynsbrughen.

I also have a blog on Roman Generals and hubs on Roman and Greek history.


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