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84 B.C. Olympiad 174.1


Consuls: Cn. Papirius Cn.f. Carbo (II), L. Cornelius L.f. Cinna (IV)
Athenian archon: Nicetes
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Demostratus of Larissa

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1 AS1 The citizens of Smyrna offer clothes to Sulla's army during the winter.
Tac:Ann_4'56.
2 Ptolemy Alexander escapes from Mithridates and takes refuge with Sulla.
Appian:BCiv_1'102; { CAH_9'318; Hölbl_p213.}
3 ROM << Cinna and Carbo make preparations for the war against Sulla.
* Read Appian's account
+[Liv]:Per_83; ~Appian:BCiv_1'76, '77.(↓) 
4 << The senate votes to send an embassy to Sulla.
+[Liv]:Per_83; { CAH_9'183.}
5 CAP << Curio restores Nicomedes and Ariobarzanes to their kingdoms.
* Read Granius' account
FGrH_252'A3; ~Appian:Mith_60;(↓)  GranLic_28; { OCD_n; Green_721.}
6 ASI << Sulla re-organises the province of Asia, and punishes the supporters of Mithridates.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Luc_4'2-3, ~:Sull_25'4-5; ~Appian:Mith_61-63; +Cassiod:Chr_670; { CAH_9'162.}
7 ILL Cinna transports his army to Liburnia.
+Appian:BCiv_1'77-78.(↓) 
8 ROM << Caesar marries Cornelia, daughter of Cinna.
~Suet:Caes_1'1; { CAH_9'178.}
9 ++ General remarks on Cinna's crimes during his period of power.
Cic:Tusc_5'54-55,L  :ND_3'81.
10 ETR Cinna is killed in a mutiny at Ancona.
* Read Appian's account
+[Liv]:Per_83; +Vell_2.24'5; Plut:Sert_6'1, :Pomp_5'1-3; +Appian:BCiv_1'78; DioCass_45.47'2, 52.13'2; [Vict]:VirIll_69'4;L  Exsuper_29; +Oros_5.19'24;L  { CAH_9'184; OCD_c.}
11 PAL Antiochus marches through Judaea, despite the opposition of Alexander.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'99-100, ~:AJ_13'389-391.
12 GRE Sulla returns to Greece from Asia.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Sull_26'1; ~Appian:Mith_63; { CAH_9'162.}
13 ARA Aretas the king of the Nabataean Arabs defeats and kills Antiochus Dionysus.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'101-102, ~:AJ_13'391; { Green_721; O.D.Hoover, Historia(2007), p.298.}
14 PAL Alexander Jannaeus agrees peace terms with Aretas.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'103, ~:AJ_13'392.
15 ILL Carbo withdraws his army from Liburnia.
+Appian:BCiv_1'78; { CAH_9'185; OCD_c.}
16 ROM Elections for a new consul are postponed because of a thunderstorm.
* Read Appian's account
+Vell_2.24'5; +Appian:BCiv_1'78; { CAH_9'185.}
17 LUS Crassus comes out of hiding in Spain and captures Malaca.
~Plut:Crass_6'1; { Soon after Crassus heard about the death of Cinna.}
18 AS1 << Document: IAph_8.2, a letter of Q.Oppius to the city of Aphrodisias.
19 GRE << The temple at Delphi is damaged by fire during a raid by Thracians and Illyrians; L.Scipio responds by attacking the Illyrians.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Num_9'12; ~Appian:Ill_5; +Hieron:Chron_1933; { MRR_2'41.}
20 Sulla receives the senate's embassy and sets out his terms for a settlement with his political opponents.
* Read Appian's account
+[Liv]:Per_84; ~Appian:BCiv_1'79; { OCD_s.}
21 AFR C.Fabius drives a rebel army, led by Metellus Pius, out of Africa.
* Read Livy's account
+[Liv]:Per_84; ~Plut:Crass_6'2.
22 SYR Aretas gains control of Damascus.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'103, ~:AJ_13'392.
22a MES ?? Tigranes of Armenia defeats the Parthians and conquers part of Mesopotamia.
Strab_11'532,(14.15)  16'745;(1.19)  IsidChar_2;(6)  { After the death of Mithridates II of Parthia, and before Tigranes' invasion of Syria.}
23 GRE Sulla visits hot springs ( ? Aedepsus ) in Euboea in an attempt to cure his gout.
* Read Plutarch's account
Strab_10'447;(1.9)  ~Plut:Sull_26'4-9.
24 Sulla sends a painting by Zeuxis and other treasures back to Rome, but the ship carrying them sinks near Malea.
Lucian:Zeux_3.
25 Sulla takes Aristotle's books back to Rome, where they are later acquired by Tyrannion.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_13'609;(1.54)  ~Plut:Sull_26'1-2; Lucian:Ind_4; Suda_A'3009; { Green_721.}
26 GRE << Document: Sherk_62b,B  a letter from Sulla confirming the privileges of the Dionysiac Artists at Cos.
27 ROM The senate appoints Murena to take over as Roman commander in Asia.
Memn_26'1.
28 The senate passes a resolution calling for the disbanding of all armies.
+[Liv]:Per_84; { OCD_carbo.}
29 Carbo plans to seize hostages from the Italian cities, but is stopped by the senate.
* Read Livy's account
+[Liv]:Per_84; ValMax_6.2'10.L 
30 Verres, as quaestor, deserts Carbo and goes over to Sulla with a large sum of money.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_1'2, '11, '38, 2.1'11, ~'34-40, '77; { CAH_9'187; OCD_v.}
31 == Freedmen and new citizens are distributed amongst all 35 tribes.
+[Liv]:Per_84; { CAH_9'186; Green_721.}
32 == M.Fonteius' upright behaviour as quaestor.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Font_3, 5; { MRR_2'43.}
33 PEL << C.Antonius uses cavalry troops to plunder the province of Achaea.
Ascon_84,L  88;L (↓)  { MRR_2'44.}
34 CIS == The birth of the poet Catullus.
* Read St.Jerome's account
!Hieron:Chron_1930, 1959; { OCD_c.}
35 ITA == Document: CIL_1.683, recording the dedication of a reservoir to Jupiter at Capua.
36 LYC == Document: CIL_1.725 & 1.726, recording the dedication of a statue to Rome by the Lycians, in gratitude for having their freedom restored by Sulla.

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