95 B.C. Olympiad 171.2

Consuls: L.Licinius L.f. Crassus, Q.Mucius P.f. Scaevola
Athenian archon: Theodotus

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1 EGY {8 Pachon -E = June} Document: SelPap_1.103, a letter from Petesuchus to Peteharsemtheus.
2 SYR ?? Antiochus Cyzicenus fortifies the citadel at Apameia.
3 ?? Antiochus Cyzicenus removes the gold from a statue of Zeus.
4 ++ The character of Antiochus Cyzicenus.
5 Seleucus defeats and kills Antiochus Cyzicenus; in the king-lists Philippus is called the successor of Cyzicenus.
~Joseph:AJ_13'366; Appian:Syr_69; Trog:Prol_40; +[Euseb]:Chron_259,(↓)  263; Hieron:Chron_1923; ExcBarb_46B; ChronSynt_92; { Green_551; Errington_p277.}
6 The accession of Antiochus Eusebes, the son of Cyzicenus.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:AJ_13'367; Appian:Syr_69; { Green_551.}
7 CAP << Sulla, the propraetor of Cilicia, installs Ariobarzanes as king of Cappadocia.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_70; Strab_12'540;(2.11)  Frontin:Str_1.5'18; ~Plut:Sull_5'6-7; Appian:Mith_10, :BCiv_1'77; ~Just_38.2'8; [Vict]:VirIll_75'4;L  { CAH_9'142<96-92>; OCD_s<96-93>.}
8 SYR Antiochus Eusebes defeats Seleucus.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:AJ_13'368; ~[Euseb]:Chron_259.(↓) 
9 Seleucus is burnt to death in his palace at Mopsuestia; he is succeeded by his brothers Antiochus Epiphanes and Philippus.
~Joseph:AJ_13'367-368; Appian:Syr_69; Trog:Prol_40; ~[Euseb]:Chron_261; Hieron:Chron_1923; { Green_551.}
10 SYR The accession of Demetrius, another son of Antiochus Grypus.
~Joseph:AJ_13'370; { CAH_8'517.}
10a ARM ?? The conquests of Artavasdes, king of Armenia, in the west.
Movses_2'12-13; { These conquests are not historical.}
10b ?? Mithridates of Parthia attacks Artavasdes.
* Read Justin's account
Just_42.2'6, 4'1; { Justinus' account is confused, but appears to refer to an attack on Armenia before the accession of Tigranes.}
11 << Tigranes establishes himself as king of Armenia after being released by the Parthians, and enters into negotiations with Mithridates of Pontus.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_11'532;(14.15)  ~Plut:Luc_21'6; Appian:Mith_67;(↓)  ~Just_38.3'1; Movses_2'14; { CAH_9'142; ~OCD_t.}
12 LUS << P.Crassus is proconsul in Spain; he discovers the route to the Cassiterides islands.
* Read Strabo's account
Cic:Planc_32; Strab_3'175-176;(5.11)  Plut:Crass_4'1; { ~MRR_2'11.}
13 << P.Crassus grants Roman citizenship to Alexas of Heracleia.
Cic:Balb_50; { MRR_2'22=90.}
14 ROM << M'.Aquillius is accused of extortion, but acquitted.
* Read Anon's account
@  (?) [Cic]:RhetHer_4'50; Cic:Verr_2.5'3, :Font_38, :Flac_98, :DeOr_2'194-196, :Brut_222, :Off_2'50; ~[Liv]:Per_70; Quint_2.15'7; { OCD_a.}
15 The Lex Licinia Mucia prevents other Italians from assuming Roman citizenship.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Balb_48-49, 54, :DeOr_2'257, :Brut_63, ~:Off_3'47; Sall:Hist_1'17-18;L  ~Ascon_67-68;L  Schol:Bob_129;L  { CAH_9'102; OCD_lex.}
16 Norbanus is brought to trial for his conduct as tribune in 103 B.C.; Sulpicius speaks against him, but he is successfully defended by M.Antonius.
Cic:DeOr_2'89, '107-109, '124, '167, '197-204, :Off_2'49; ValMax_8.5'2;L  { CAH_9'96; OCD_n.}
17 C.Coelius, a "novus homo", is elected to be consul for the following year.
18 PAL << Alexander Jannaeus massacres his opponents following disturbances at the festival of Tabernacles.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'88-89, ~:AJ_13'372-373; { In October, at the Festival of Tabernacles.}
18a EGY {7 Hathyr -E = November} Document: OGIS_177 & 179, recording the donation of corn to the temple of Socnopaeus.
19 SIC C.Claudius creates new laws for the town of Halaesa.
20 ROM The trial of Q.Caepio, who is defended by the consul L.Crassus.
+Cic:Brut_162; { OCD_caepio.}
21 The first public speech of Q.Hortensius, on behalf of the inhabitants of Africa.
* Read Cicero's account
+Cic:DeOr_3'229, +:Brut_228-229, 324, +328.
22 ?? Cn.Aufidius adopts Orestes, and M.Pupius adopts Piso, even though both the adopters are very old men.
Cic:Dom_35; { Both Pupius Piso and Aufidius Orestes were probably born around 115 B.C.}
23 == The birth of M.Cato.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_114; Plut:CatMin_3'5, ~73'1; { OCD_c.}
24 ++ General remarks on the character of C.Curtius, a tax-farmer and the father of C.Rabirius Postumus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:RabPost_3-4, 47; { Curtius' posthumous son was a prominent banker who was defended by Cicero in 54 B.C.}

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