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96 B.C. Olympiad 171.1


Consuls: Cn. Domitius Cn.f. Ahenobarbus, C. Cassius L.f. Longinus
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Parmeniscus of Cercyra (II)

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1 EGY {11 Phamenoth -E = March} Document: Burstein_109B  (OGIS_761), a letter of Ptolemy Alexander concerning the temple of Horus at Athribis.
2 SYR ?? Erotimus, the king of the Nabataean Arabs, extends his power by attacks on Syrian territory.
* Read Justin's account
Just_39.5'5-6; ~Trog:Prol_39; { Apparently, Trogus referred to this before the death of Antiochus Grypus.}
3 Heracleon murders Antiochus Grypus.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_4.153'b<q" Poseidon_24>; ~Joseph:AJ_13'365; Trog:Prol_39, 40; +[Euseb]:Chron_259; { Green_551.}
4 Seleucus the son of Grypus is proclaimed king, and attacks Antiochus Cyzicenus.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:AJ_13'366; ~[Euseb]:Chron_259.(↓) 
5 SPA << The campaigns of T.Didius in Spain, with Q.Sertorius as military tribune; the Romans capture Termessus and Colenda.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_1'77; ~[Liv]:Per_70; Frontin:Str_1.8'5, 2.10'1; Plut:Sert_3'5-10; Appian:Hisp_99-100; Gell_2.27'2, 5; Obseq_47, +48; { OCD_d<97-94>.}
6 << The Roman senate decides that Cappadocia and Paphlagonia should become republics.
~Just_38.2'2-7; { CAH_9'142; OCD_ariarathes.}
7 ROM L.Crassus, standing as candidate for the consulship, is ashamed to canvass for votes in the presence of Q.Scaevola.
ValMax_4.5'4.L 
8 ROM {November -R} Document: CIL_1.889, an "inspection ticket" of Capito.
9 CYR Ptolemy Apion dies; his will bequeaths Cyrene to Rome.
* Read Justin's account
Cic:LegAgr_2'51; Sall:Hist_2'41; ~[Liv]:Per_70; Appian:Mith_121; Just_39.5'2-3; +Obseq_49; Festus:Brev_13'2; Eutrop_6.11'3; Hieron:Chron_1922, 1952; AmmMarc_22.16'24; { CAH_9'316; OCD-c.}
10 SIC The upright conduct of Asellio as governor of Sicily.
~Diod_37.8'1-4; { MRR_2'7.}
11 == P.Sulpicius makes his first public speech.
~Cic:DeOr_2'88-89; { About a year before the trial of C.Norbanus.}
12 ?? Crassus and Scaevola take opposite sides in a famous court case, over an inheritance disputed between M'.Curius and M.Coponius.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Caecin_53, 67, 69, :DeOr_1'180, '238, 2'24, '140-141, '220-222, :Brut_144-145, 194-199, 256, :Top_44;(10)  Quint_7.6'9-10.
13 ?? Crassus speaks in defence of C.Aculeo.
Cic:DeOr_2'262.
14 ?? C.Sergius Orata, a keen proponent of new luxuries, is brought to trial for building on the Lucrine lake, and is defended by Crassus.
Cic:DeOr_1'178, :Off_3'67; ValMax_9.1'1;L  Plin:HN_9'168-170;L  Macrob:Sat_3.15'2-3.L 
15 ?? The birth of Terentia, wife of M.Cicero.
Plin:HN_7'158;L  { Terentia's eldest child, Tullia, was born in 79/78 B.C. Terentia lived to be 103 years old, after Cicero divorced her.}

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