65 B.C. Olympiad 178.4

Consuls: L. Aurelius M.f. Cotta, L. Manlius L.f. Torquatus

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1 ROM {5 February -R} Catilina forms another plot against the consuls, but fails to carry it through.
#Sall:Cat_18'6-9; { CAH_9'342.}
2 Cato returns to Rome, accompanied by the philosopher Athenodorus.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plin:HN_7'113; Plut:CatMin_10'1-3, :Mor_777'A; DiogLaert_7'34; { Cato returned in time to be elected quaestor for 64 B.C.}
3 SPA Catilina's accomplice Piso is sent as quaestor to eastern Spain, where he dies.
* Read Sallust's account
~Sall:Cat_19'1-5; CIL_1.749; Ascon_92,L (↓)  93;L  Suet:Caes_9'3; DioCass_36.44'5; { CAH_9'342.}
4 ROM Manilius, the tribune of the previous year, is brought to trial and convicted.
+Ascon_60,L  65;L  Schol:Bob_119;L  { CAH_9'343; OCD_m.}
5 EXT Pompeius attacks Artoces, king of the Iberians, and forces him to surrender.
* Read Dio's account
Strab_11'491,(1.6)  '501;(3.5)  Vell_2.40'1; ~Plut:Pomp_34'6-8; Flor_1.40'28; Appian:Mith_103; +DioCass_37.1'1-2'7; Festus:Brev_16'3; Eutrop_6.14'1; ~Oros_6.4'8; { CAH_9'256.}
6 ROM C.Cornelius is again accused of treason, but he is defended by Cicero and acquitted.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Vat_5-6, :Brut_271; ValMax_8.5'4; +Ascon_57,L  60-62,L  64,L  75,L  79,L (↓)  81,L  82;L  Schol:Bob_144;L  { CAH_9'343-344; OCD_corn.}
7 EXT Pompeius invades Colchis.
* Read Appian's account
Strab_11'491;(1.6)  Flor_1.40'28; ~Appian:Mith_103; +DioCass_37.3'1-3.
8 CHE Mithridates subdues various tribes on his route round the Black Sea, including Heniochi, Achaei, Scythians and Maeotians.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_11'496;(2.13)  Plut:Pomp_35'1; ~Appian:Mith_102'
10 ROM {? July -R} Document: Cic:Att_1.1 & 1.2, two letters of Cicero to Atticus.
11 EXT Pompeius attacks Oroeses, king of the Albanians, and defeats him again.
* Read Dio's account
Strab_11'502;(4.5)  Vell_2.40'1; Frontin:Str_2.3'14; ~Plut:Pomp_35'1-6; +DioCass_37.3'4-4'4; { CAH_9'257.}
12 Pompeius agrees a treaty with the Albanians, and other nations bordering on the Caspian Sea.
* Read Dio's account
Strab_11'491,(1.6)  '503;(5.1)  Plin:HN_6'51; Plut:Pomp_34'6, 38'6, :Mor_324'A; Flor_1.40'28; +DioCass_37.5'1; Just_42.3'4; Festus:Brev_16'3; Eutrop_6.14'1.
13 ROM {? September -R} Caesar as aedile spends large amounts of money in order to provide magnificent games.
* Read Suetonius' account
Caes:BCiv_3.16'3; Plin:HN_33'53; ~Plut:Caes_5'9; Suet:Caes_10'1-2; Appian:BCiv_2'1; DioCass_37.8'1-2; { CAH_9'344; OCD_c.}
14 Caesar restores Marius' monuments.
* Read Plutarch's account
Vell_2.43'4; ~Plut:Caes_6'1-7; Suet:Caes_11'1; { CAH_9'343.}
15 Catilina is eventually brought to trial by Clodius, but he is acquitted.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Att_1.2'1; QCic:Pet_10;(3)  +Cic:Sull_81, :HarResp_42, :Cael_10, 14, :Pis_95; Ascon_9,L  +85-87,L  89,L  92;L  Quint_5.2'4; { CAH_9'345; OCD_clod.}
16 ARM Pompeius rejects a request from the Parthian king Phraates for a treaty, and sends Afranius to occupy Gordyene.
* Read Dio's account
Lucan_8'218-232; Plut:Pomp_33'8, ~36'1-2, :Mor_204'A; +DioCass_37.5'2-6'3; Oros_6.4'9; { CAH_9'263.}
17 PON A savage tribe called the Heptacometae slaughter a detachment from Pompeius' army, on the way from Colchis to Pontus.
18 CHE Machares commits suicide, to escape the revenge of his father Mithridates.
19 ROM Crassus, as censor, proposes that Egypt should be turned into a Roman province, but is opposed by his colleague Catulus, and by Cicero.
* Read Cicero's account
+Cic:LegAgr_2'44; Strab_17'798;(1.13)  Plut:Crass_13'1; Suet:Caes_11'1; Schol:Bob_91-93; { CAH_9'271; OCD_cras.}
20 The censors disagree over whether the Transpadanes should become Roman citizens, and resign without achieving anything.
* Read Dio's account
Cic:Off_3'88; Plut:Crass_13'1, 35'3; ~DioCass_37.9'3-4; { CAH_9'345-346; OCD_cras.}
21 GRE ++ Atticus gains great popularity amongst the Athenians, during his long stay in their city.
Nepos:Att_2'3-3'3, 4'3.
22 Atticus leaves Athens and returns home to Rome.
23 ITA {8 December -R} The poet Horatius is born at Venusia.
* Read St.Jerome's account
Hor:Epod_13'6, +:Od_3.21'2; #[Suet]:Hor_h; +Hieron:Chron_1952, 2008; { OCD_h.}
24 ROM == Omens; a statue of Romulus and Remus is struck by lightning.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Cat_3'19-20, :Div_1'19-20; ~DioCass_37.9'1-2; Obseq_61; August:DeCiv_2'27; { CAH_9'344.}
25 == The Lex Papia bars aliens from living in Rome.
* Read Dio's account
Cic:Arch_10, :Balb_52, :Off_3'47; ValMax_3.4'5; ~DioCass_37.9'5; Schol:Bob_175; { CAH_9'344-345; OCD_lex.}
26 == Murena, as praetor, seeks popularity by organising public shows.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Mur_37-38, 41-42; Plin:HN_33'53; { MRR_2'109.}
27 ?? Q.Mucius is accused of theft by L.Calenus, but he is defended by Cicero.
28 ?? The creation of the Actio Serviana, a procedure in Roman law.
Gaius:Inst_4'35;L  Justin:Dig_20.1.3'1, 21.2.66'1<q" Papinian>; Justin:Dig_10.2'29, 20.1'7<q" Paulus>; Justin:Dig_10.4.3'3, 20.1.10'1<q" Ulpian>; { CAH_9'562.}
29 AEG ?? Apollonius Molon allegedly commits outrages against women and children.
Joseph:Ap_2'270; { Apollonius visited Rome for the first time in 87 B.C.; he is last heard of in 74 B.C.}

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