Classics Calendar for April 20

Detail of Acme and Septimius, ideal lovers in
Song 45 by Catullus; painting by Frederic Leighton

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Adolf Hitler (1889; died April 30, 1945) Austrian-German politician; Mein Kampf (My Struggle)

Died on this day:

Bram Stoker (1912; born November 8, 1847) Irish author; Dracula

Archibald MacLeish (1982; born May 7, 1892) American poet and writer; three Pulitzer Prizes: Conquistador (for Poetry, 1933); Collected Poems 1917–1952 (for Poetry, 1953); J.B. (for Drama, 1959)

Bonus Classic:

Catullus (c. 84-54 BCE) Roman poet who wrote The Carmina

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