Geographical sites:

  • Circesium (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #893974)
    Pleiades_icon Circesium/Qarquza/Habora/Phaliga? settlement Geocontext: al-Busaira SYR
    Description: A Roman limes fortress located in Mesopotamia, along the Khabur river, near the point where it flows into the Euphrates.


Text #683

Ammianus Marcellinus. Roman History
[AmmMarc. 23.5.12. Translated by C. D. Yonge. George Bell and Sons. 1894 p. 327]


On the next day, which was the 7th of April, as the sun was setting, suddenly the air became darkened, and all light wholly disappeared, and after repeated claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, a soldier named Jovianus was struck by the lightning and killed, with two horses which he was leading back from the river to which he had taken them to drink.

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