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75 B.C. Olympiad 176.2


Consuls: L. Octavius Cn.f., C. Aurelius M.f. Cotta
Athenian archon: Aeschines

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1 ROM {Jan -R} The consuls enter office, and P.Lentulus is sent to organise Cyrene into a Roman province.
* Read Appian's account
+Sall:Hist_2'40-41; ~Appian:BCiv_1'111; Eutrop_6.11'3; { CAH_9'319<75/4>; OCD_c<75/4>.}
2 SPA << Pompeius spends the winter amongst hostile Spanish tribes.
Sall:Hist_2.82'5; { CAH_9'218.}
3 Sertorius collects fresh recruits for his army.
Sall:Hist_2'34;L  { McGushin_1'202.}
4 The weapons of Sertorius' army appear to be covered with blood: Sertorius interprets this as a favourable omen.
* Read Frontinus' account
Frontin:Str_1.12'4; +Obseq_60.
5 ?? Hirtuleius uses a stratagem to escape from a large enemy force.
Frontin:Str_1.5'8.
6 ?? Consabra refuses to surrender to Hirtuleius.
Frontin:Str_4.5'19.
7 Metellus defeats and kills Hirtuleius at Segovia.
* Read Frontinus' account
Sall:Hist_2'49-50;L  ~[Liv]:Per_91; Frontin:Str_2.3'5; Flor_2.10'6-7; [Vict]:VirIll_63'2;L  ~Oros_5.23'12;L  { CAH_9'218.}
8 Sertorius stabs the messenger bringing news of Hirtuleius' death.
Frontin:Str_2.7'5.
9 SPA Pompeius defeats Perperna and Herennius by the river Turia, near Valentia.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:Balb_5; Sall:Hist_2'46-47,L  _2.82'6; ~Plut:Pomp_18'5; ~Oros_5.23'11-12;L  { CAH_9'218.}
10 Sertorius' forces besiege Carthago Nova.
~Cic:Balb_5; { McGushin_1'219.}
11 An indecisive battle at Sucro between Sertorius and Pompeius.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:Balb_5; Sall:Hist_2'51-54,L  _2.82'6; ~[Liv]:Per_92; ~Plut:Sert_19'1-11, ~:Pomp_19'1-9; Flor_2.10'7; ~Appian:BCiv_1'110; ~Oros_5.23'11;L  { CAH_9'218.}
12 CIL Servilius crosses the Taurus mountains and attacks the Isauri.
* Read Sallust's account
Sherk_67b;B  Sall:Hist_2'65-69, 3'1;L  ~[Liv]:Per_93; Strab_12'568,(6.2)  14'665;(3.3)  Frontin:Str_3.7'1; Flor_1.41'5; Festus:Brev_12'3; Eutrop_6.3'1; Oros_5.23'22;L  { McGushin_1'228.}
13 SPA Sertorius fawn is lost, and then found again.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Sert_20'1-5; ~Appian:BCiv_1'110; Gell_15.22'1-10.
14 << L.Lucullus governs Africa as propraetor.
[Vict]:VirIll_74'3.L 
15 ROM C.Sulpicius Olympus dies, leaving M.Octavius Ligus as his heir.
* Read Cicero's account
~Cic:Verr_2.1'125, 2'21; { When C.Sacerdos was praetor.}
16 SPA Sertorius defeats Pompeius, but is then defeated by Metellus at Segontia.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_2'55-57;L  ~[Liv]:Per_92; Frontin:Str_2.13'3; Plut:Sert_19'2, ~21'1-4; ~Appian:BCiv_1'110;(↓)  ~Oros_5.23'12;L  { CAH_9'218.}
17 ROM Cotta makes a speech at an assembly of the people, following a corn riot.
+Sall:Hist_2'42-44; { CAH_9'211.}
18 SPA Sertorius stands a siege and then withdraws from Cluvia.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_92; Frontin:Str_2.1'3; ~Plut:Sert_21'4-7, ~:Pomp_19'10-11; { CAH_9'218.}
19 ROM Elections for praetors, aediles and quaestors: Verres is elected to be praetor urbanus, but M.Piso fails to be elected aedile.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.1'104, '125, 5'38, :Mur_18, :Planc_12, 51; { MRR_2'72.}
20 SIC Cicero sends corn from Sicily to Rome.
* Read Cicero's account
+Cic:Verr_2.3'18, '215-216, :Planc_64; ~Plut:Cic_6'1-2.
21 SPA Further skirmishes between Pompeius and Sertorius in Celtiberia.
Sall:Hist_2'75-76.
22 << Metellus offers a reward for the assassination of Sertorius.
~Plut:Sert_22'1.
23 Metellus celebrates his victory over Sertorius and withdraws to Gaul.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_2'59;L  ~Plut:Sert_22'2-4; { CAH_9'218.}
24 ROM P.Annius Asellus dies, leaving his only daughter as his heir.
~Cic:Verr_2.1'104-105; { When C.Sacerdos was praetor.}
25 SPA Pompeius spends the winter in the territory of the Vaccaei, and writes to the senate complaining of his lack of money and supplies.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_2'77-78,L  '80-82;L  ~Plut:Sert_21'7-9; { CAH_9'212.}
26 >> Negotiations between Sertorius and Mithridates, leading to agreement on a joint attack on the Roman government.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:LegMan_9, 46, :Mur_32; Sall:Hist_2'91;L  ~[Liv]:Per_93; ~Plut:Sert_23'1-24'4; Flor_2.10'4; ~Appian:Mith_68, 72, 76;(↓)  Oros_6.2'12;L  { CAH_9'213, '219<75/4>; OCD_s<76/5>.}
27 AEG Caesar is captured by pirates near the island of Pharmacusa.
* Read Plutarch's account
Vell_2.41'3; ~Plut:Caes_1'8-2'4, :Crass_7'5, :Mor_205'E-206'A; ~Suet:Caes_4'1-2; Polyaen_8.23'1; [Vict]:VirIll_78'3;L  { MRR_2'69; early in the winter.}
28 CIL ++ General comments on Servilius' campaigns against the Cilician pirates.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.3'211, 5'66, :Flac_5-6; Vell_2.39'2; Festus:Brev_11'1, 12'3; AmmMarc_14.8'4.
29 SIC The son of Dion of Halaesa receives a large bequest from Apollodorus Laphiro.
~Cic:Verr_2.2'21-22.
30 == Cicero uncovers and restores Archimedes' tomb at Syracuse.
Cic:Tusc_5'64-66;L  { Green_465.}
31 == Cicero serves as quaestor in Sicily.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:DivCaec_2, ~:Verr_2.3'47, :Sull_18, :RedSen_21, :Planc_64-65, ~:Brut_318; Plut:Cic_1'4, 52'3, '6; DioCass_38.17'5; [Vict]:VirIll_81'3;L  { OCD_c.}
32 ++ Sex.Peducaeus is a just and popular governor of Sicily.
Cic:Verr_2.4'142-143; { MRR_2'69.}
33 ITA << Oppianicus allegedly murders his aunt Cluentia, his brother Gaius, and his sister-in-law Auria.
Cic:Clu_30-35.
34 NUM == Cotta formally confirms Hiempsal's right to some disputed territory.
+Cic:LegAgr_2'58.
35 ROM == Cotta passes a law to lift some of the restrictions on the political career of tribunes.
* Read Sallust's account
Sall:Hist_2'45,L  3.34'8; +Ascon_66-67,L  78;L (↓)  { CAH_9'211; OCD_c.}
36 == Cotta passes another law, concerning private lawsuits.
Ascon_67.L 
36a == The consuls introduce new regulations about the taxation of Asia.
Inscr_215'72-83.
37 == The consuls and two praetors let out contracts to repair temple rooves, but the work is not completed.
+Cic:Verr_2.1'130.
38 == Naevius Turpio is convicted of wrong-doing by the praetor Sacerdos.
~Cic:Verr_2.5'108; { MRR_2'68.}
39 == Sacerdos sets a fair price when buying in corn supplies.
~Cic:Verr_2.3'214-216.
40 == Hortensius is acknowledged to be the leading orator in Rome.
~Cic:Brut_318.
41 == Antiochus and his brother arrive in Rome; he is recognised as king of Syria, and also lays claim to the throne of Egypt.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.4'61, ~'67; { CAH_9'318; Green_723.}
42 Servilius celebrates a triumph for his conquest of Cilicia.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.1'57; Festus:Brev_12'3; Eutrop_6.5'2; { CAH_9'212.}
43 ?? Metellus Celer earns his surname by his promptness in staging funeral games for his father.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Rom_10'3, :Cor_11'4; { Metellus' father was probably Metellus Nepos, consul in 98 B.C.}
44 ?? L.Philippus claims that the Romans have a legal right to rule Egypt.
Cic:LegAgr_2'42.
45 ?? Philippus persuades the senate to reimpose taxes on states which had been exempted by Sulla.
Cic:Off_3'87.
46 ?? Philippus tries to improve the lifestyle of Vulteius Mena.
Hor:Epist_1.7'46-98.
47 ++ Philippus achieves political success at Rome without trying to buy popular support.
Cic:Off_2'59; { ~OCD_p.}
48 ++ The dissolute youth of Gellius, the stepson of Philippus.
Cic:Sest_110.
49 ++ The eccentricity of Tuditanus, grandfather of Fulvia.
Cic:Acad_2'89,L  :Phil_3'16; { Fulvia was probably born soon after 80 B.C.}
50 ?? Ti.Longus fails in a legal challenge to the terms of Tuditanus' will.
ValMax_7.8'1.L 

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