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On This Day in History - Executed Today

By December 5, 2013

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Executed Today says Publius Cornelius Lentulus was executed on this day in 62 B.C. for complicity in the conspiracy of Catiline. Lentulus tried to involve Gauls in the conspiracy and was caught. His method of death was strangulation.

"This day in ancient history" caveat: please see Unreliability of Dates


December 5, 2007 at 8:56 pm
(1) ExecutedToday says:

Thanks for the link! My little blog‘s schtick is to post every day on a historical execution that occurred on that date … and (as much as possible) on the historical context as opposed to the gory particulars of the death-dealing.

There’s a little room for play on the edges — the occasional execution that didn’t happen, literary (rather than real) executions, or undatable events, all to capture different dimensions of the phenomenon. When the dates fall the right way, I’m availing the pretension of crafting a theme out of several days’ sequence — in this case, executions during the Roman civil wars of the 1st century B.C. for each day Dec. 5-7.

December 5, 2007 at 9:31 pm
(2) NSGill says:

You’re welcome.
Thanks for the explanation.

December 11, 2008 at 2:29 am
(3) lutz michiel says:

i love your letters,they’re not dry and dusty
i have antiquity now,but love to know more about the vikings who also had an empire,and a
darker side.i think also that the etruscans were instrumental in westernising the greeks,
but were did their insight came from?just an
observation no answer needed.thank you for your letters,they are a joy to read.

December 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm
(4) finniansantics says:

Those Gauls. Always getting their hands into everything lol

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