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61 B.C. Olympiad 179.4


Consuls: M. Pupius M.f. Piso Frugi Calpurnianus, M.Valerius M.f. Messalla Niger
Athenian archon: Theophemus

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1 ROM {1 January -R} Document: Cic:Att_1.12, a letter from Cicero to Atticus.
2 {January -R} Pompeius receives an enthusiastic welcome on his return to Rome.
* Read Appian's account
Cic:Phil_2'12; Plut:Pomp_43'4-5, :Mor_737'B;(Q9.1)  Appian:Mith_116; { CAH_9'361.}
3 {25 January - R} Document: Cic:Att_1.13, a letter from Cicero to Atticus.
4 {13 February - R} Document: Cic:Att_1.14, a letter from Cicero to Atticus, referring to pronouncements of Pompeius in an assembly and in the senate. { CAH_9'362.}
5 The senate appoints Marcius Philippus to be governor of Syria.
Appian:Syr_51; { OCD_p; MRR_2'124.}
6 {15 March - R} Document: Cic:Att_1.15, a letter from Cicero to Atticus, announcing that Q.Cicero has been appointed to be governor of Asia.
7 Cato refuses a marriage alliance with Pompeius.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:CatMin_30'3-6, :Pomp_44'2-3; { CAH_9'362.}
8 EPI Atticus declines an offer to go out to Asia with Q.Cicero.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Att_1.16'14; Nepos:Att_6'4.
9 ROM {May -R} Clodius is brought to trial for sacrilege, but is acquitted, allegedly after bribing the jury.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Att_1.16'2-5, '9-10, :HarResp_37, :Mil_13; ValMax_4.2'5,L  8.5'5,L  9.1'7;L  Sen:Ep_97'1-9; Plut:Cic_29'1-7, :Caes_10'6-11, :Mor_206'A; Suet:Caes_74'2; Appian:BCiv_2'14; +DioCass_37.46'1-3, 39.6'2; Schol:Bob_85, 90-91; { CAH_9'363; OCD_c.}
10 {15 May -R} Cicero and Clodius argue in the senate; Cicero composes a speech against Clodius and Curio.
Cic:Att_1.16'9-10; Schol:Bob_85-91, 148;L 
11 Caesar leaves for his province in Spain; Crassus protects him from his creditors.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Caes_11'1-4, :Crass_7'6, :Mor_206'B; Suet:Caes_18'1, 71'1; Appian:BCiv_2'8; { OCD_c.}
12 NAR Manlius Lentinus captures Valentia.
+DioCass_37.47'1-48'1.
13 ROM {June/July -R} Document: Cic:Att_1.16, a letter from Cicero to Atticus.
14 ASI << Flaccus levies crews to man a fleet in Asia.
Cic:Flac_30-33; Schol:Bob_100.L 
15 << Flaccus prevents the Jews in Asia from sending money to Jerusalem.
Cic:Flac_66-69.
16 << Other complaints made against Flaccus concerning his actions as governor of Asia.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Flac_34-45, 70-93; { OCD_f.}
17 ROM {27 July -R} Pompeius supports Afranius and Metellus in the election of consuls for the following year.
* Read Plutarch's account
#Cic:Att_1.16'12; Plut:CatMin_30'7-10, :Pomp_44'4-6, :Mor_806'A-B; +DioCass_37.49'1; { CAH_9'364.}
18 THR << C.Antonius, as governor of Macedonia, fights unsuccessfully against the Dardani and Thracians.
* Read Dio's account
Syll_762'16-22<t=B  Sherk_78>; [Liv]:Per_103; DioCass_38.10'1-3, 51.26'5; Obseq_61a; { MRR_2'124.}
19 MAC << Plancius and Sestius serve under Antonius in Macedonia.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Sest_13, :Planc_28, 61; { OCD_s.}
20 GAL The German king Ariovistus defeats the Gauls at Magetobriga.
Caes:BGall_1.31'12; { CAH_9'383.}
21 NAR C.Pomptinus defeats Catugnatus, the leader of the Allobroges, and captures Solonium.
* Read Dio's account
Cic:ProvCon_32; Caes:BGall_1.6'2, 44'9; [Liv]:Per_102; +DioCass_37.48'2-3.
22 ROM {19 September -R} Domitius Ahenobarbus as aedile displays a hundred bears in the circus.
#Plin:HN_8'131;L  { MRR_2'123.}
23 A lunch break is introduced for the audience during gladiatorial contents.
+DioCass_37.46'4.
24 {28 September -R} Pompeius celebrates a triumph over the pirates and Mithridates.
* Read Appian's account
Cic:Off_1'78; +FastTr_p108; Diod_40.4'1; Strab_12'557;(3.31)  Vell_2.40'3; ValMax_8.15'8;L  Lucan_3'165-166; #Plin:HN_7'97-98,L  12'111,L  33'151,L  #37'11-18;L  Plut:Pomp_45'1-46'2; Appian:Mith_116-117; +DioCass_37.21'1-2, 42.5'5-6; +Hieron:Chron_1956; { CAH_9'364.}
25 ITA ?? The setting of the second book of Cicero's Academica, a conversation in Hortensius' villa at Bauli.
Cic:Acad_2'9-148;L  { Catulus is one of the speakers in this book.}
25a ROM << Catulus has a dream about the future greatness of the young Octavianus.
* Read Appian's account
Suet:Aug_94'8; DioCass_45.2'3-4.
26 ++ Praise of the honourable character of Catulus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Dom_113, :Sest_101, 122, :Off_1'76, '109, '133; ValMax_6.9'5;L  Plut:Gal_3'1.
27 The death of Q.Catulus.
* Read Dio's account
Cic:Att_1.20'3; Vell_2.48'6; +DioCass_37.46'3; { ~CAH_9'363; ~OCD_c.}
28 {1 December -R} Cicero speaks in the senate on behalf of the tax collectors in Asia.
Cic:Att_1.17'9, :Off_3'88; { CAH_9'365.}
29 Metellus Celer prevents the re-introduction of the Ludi Compitalicii.
Ascon_7;L (↓)  { When Metellus was consul designate.}
30 {5 December -R} Document: Cic:Att_1.17, a letter from Cicero to Atticus, discussing ill feeling between Atticus and Q.Cicero.
31 GER == Orgetorix persuades the Helvetii to invade the neighbouring parts of Gaul.
* Read Caesar's account
+Caes:BGall_1.2'1-4'4; Oros_6.7'3-4.L 
32 GAL == Diviciacus goes to Rome to appeal for help; the senate confirms an alliance with the Aedui.
* Read Caesar's account
+Caes:BGall_1.35'4, 6.12'5.
33 AFR << M.Caelius accompanies Q.Pompeius, the governor of Africa.
Cic:Cael_73; { MRR_2'124.}
34 ROM == The censors increase the number of senators.
+DioCass_37.46'4; { CAH_9'364.}
35 == The humane behaviour of C.Octavius as praetor.
Cic:QFr_1.1'21;(7)  Suet:Aug_3'2.
36 == The end of the list of consuls in the chronicle of Castor.
+[Euseb]:Chron_265, 295;(↓)  { OCD_c.}
37 AEG ++ A summary of the life and writings of Castor of Rhodes.
Suda_K'402, K'469.

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