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102 B.C. Olympiad 169.3


Consuls: C. Marius C.f. IV, Q. Lutatius Q.f. Catulus
Athenian archon: Echecrates

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1 SIC << Lucullus disbands his army.
~Diod_36.9'2.
2 EGY << Ptolemy Lathyrus attempts to invade Egypt, but is repulsed.
~Joseph:AJ_13'351-352; { Hölbl_p209.}
3 ++ The Jewish generals Chelcias and Ananias remain loyal to Cleopatra in the war against Ptolemy Lathyrus.
Joseph:AJ_13'284-287.
4 NAR Marius fortifies his camp and digs a new channel at the mouth of the Rhone.
* Read Plutarch's account
Strab_4'183;(1.8)  Plin:HN_3'34;L  +Plut:Mar_15'1-4.
5 CIS Sulla joins Catulus and manages his supplies.
+Plut:Sull_4'3-5.
6 ETR Omens preceding the attack by the Teutones.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Obseq_44; +Plut:Mar_17'6-8.
7 ROM << Scaurus accuses Memmius and Fimbria of extortion.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Font_24, :DeOr_2'240,L  '267,L  :Brut_168; ValMax_8.5'2;L  { Memmius was probably praetor at the same time as Fimbra was consul, in 104 B.C. - MRR_1'562.}
8 GRE M.Antonius talks to eminent scholars at Athens, before travelling on to Cilicia.
Cic:DeOr_1'82-93,L  2'3.L 
9 NAR The Cimbri and Teutones decide to approach Italy by different routes.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Plut:Mar_15'5, :Mor_324'C.
10 ROM The visit of Battaces, priest of the Magna Mater.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Diod_36.13'1-3; +Plut:Mar_17'9-11.
11 SIC The death of Tryphon; Athenion takes over as leader of the slaves, and defeats the praetor Servilius.
* Read Florus' account
~Diod_36.9'1; Flor_2.7'11; { OCD_t.}
12 CIL M.Antonius suppresses the pirates; M.Gratidius is killed during the campaign.
* Read Livy's account
CIL_1.2662; Sherk_55'AB7-8<n.8>;B  Cic:DeOr_2'2,L  :Brut_168; ~[Liv]:Per_68; +Obseq_44; { CAH_9'97; OCD_piracy.}
13 PAL An alliance between Alexander Jannaeus and Cleopatra, queen of Egypt.
~Joseph:AJ_13'353-355; { Hölbl_p209.}
14 NAR Marius keeps his army in camp and avoids combat.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_68; Frontin:Str_1.11'12, 4.7'5; +Plut:Mar_16'1-17'7; Flor_1.38'5; Polyaen_8.10'1; +Obseq_44; +Oros_5.16'9.L 
15 Q.Sertorius goes as a spy into the camp of the Teutones.
Plut:Sert_3'2-4.
16 The Teutones march towards the Alps.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Plut:Mar_18'1-5; Flor_1.38'6; +Oros_5.16'9.L 
17 NAR The first battle at Aquae Sextiae.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_68; Frontin:Str_2.7'12; +Plut:Mar_18'6-20'3, :Mor_202'C; Flor_1.38'7-9; +Oros_5.16'10.L 
18 The second battle at Aquae Sextiae: Marius destroys the Teutones.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_68; +Vell_2.12'4; Frontin:Str_2.4'6; +Plut:Mar_20'4-21'8; Flor_1.38'10; Polyaen_8.10'2; +Obseq_44; [Vict]:VirIll_67'2;L  +Eutrop_5.1'4; +Hieron:Chron_1915; +Oros_5.16'11-13;L  { CAH_9'785; OCD_t.}
19 ROM Marius is elected consul again.
* Read Dio's account
~Diod_36.10'1; ~[Liv]:Per_68; +Plut:Mar_22'1-5; DioCass_fr.94'1.
20 CIS Catulus retreats from the Alps as the Cimbri advance.
* Read Plutarch's account
[Liv]:Per_68; Frontin:Str_1.5'3; ~Plut:Mar_23'1-7, :Mor_202'D-E; Flor_1.38'11-12; Ampel_22'4,L  45'2;L  +Oros_5.16'14;L  { OCD_c.}
21 NAR Marius sells off plunder from the Teutones.
DioCass_fr.94'1.
22 ROM The son of M.Scaurus commits suicide, after being disowned by his father because he had retreated from the Tridentine pass.
* Read Frontinus' account
ValMax_5.8'4;L  Frontin:Str_4.1'13; Ampel_19'10;L  [Vict]:VirIll_72'10.L 
23 Cn.Petreius of Atina is awarded a crown of grass, for rescuing his legion from the Cimbri.
+Plin:HN_22'11.L 
24 << P.Crassus Dives presents magnificent games while holding the office of aedile.
Cic:Off_2'57; { MRR_1'568.}
25 == The censor Metellus Numidicus is attacked by armed supporters of Saturninus and Glaucia, when he attempts to remove them from the senate.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Sest_101; Appian:BCiv_1'28; Oros_5.17'3;L  { CAH_9'96; OCD_m.}
26 == Metellus refuses to accept L.Equitius as the "son" of Ti.Gracchus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Sest_101; CIL_6.40942; ValMax_3.8'6,L  9.7'2,L  15'1;L  [Vict]:VirIll_62'1;L  { CAH_9'96.}
27 == Metellus punishes P.Furius.
DioCass_fr.95'2.
28 == L.Lucullus is prosecuted on his return to Rome, and his brother-in-law Metellus refuses to speak in his defence.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.4'147; Plut:Luc_1'1.
29 == The poet Archias comes to Rome, and composes a poem on the war against the Cimbri.
* Read Cicero's account
+Cic:Arch_4-6, 19; { OCD_a.}
30 ASI << M.Drusus serves as quaestor in Asia.
[Vict]:VirIll_66'3;L  { MRR_1'569.}
31 PEL Document: CIL_1.2662, the Roman fleet crosses the isthmus of Corinth.
32 ROM Document: CIL_1.699 & 1.700, inscriptions on wine jars.

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