26 September (ante diem VI Kalendas Octobres), the anniversary of the founding of the Temple of Venus Genetrix in Caesar's Forum in Rome. News comes that on this day a group of Orthodox Christians attacked the temple of Jupiter Perennus and injured M. Octavius Corvus, who was trying to defend the altar there. Corvus is now hospitalized and we are trying to find out additional information.
M. Moravius Piscinus has posted information about other, similar attacks.
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Further information will be posted here as it becomes known.
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Romans, though you’re guiltless, you’ll still expiate~Horace, Odes, III, 6; A. S. Kline trans.
your fathers’ sins, till you’ve restored the temples,
and the tumbling shrines of all the gods,
and their images, soiled with black smoke.