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108 B.C. Olympiad 168.1


Consuls: Ser. Sulpicius Ser.f. Galba, (Q.?) Hortensius
Athenian archon: Demochares
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Nicomachus of Philadelphia

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1 ROM Q.Hortensius is found guilty of an offence, and is forced to resign as consul.
+FastCap_p72.
2 NUM << Jugurtha enters into negotiations about surrender, but then decides to continue the conflict.
~Sall:Jug_61'4-62'10; DioCass_fr.89'1; ~Oros_5.15'7.L 
3 Marius plans to stand for the consulship, but does not get the support of Metellus.
+Sall:Jug_63'1-65'5; Vell_2.11'1-2; Plin:HN_11'189;L  Plut:Mar_7'6, 8'6, '8; DioCass_fr.89'3-4; [Vict]:VirIll_67'1;L  Exsuper_3.
4 Vaga revolts from the Romans, but is recaptured by Metellus.
+Sall:Jug_66'1-69'4; Plut:Mar_8'2-3; Appian:Num_3'
5 Metellus is forced to condemn Turpilius for his conduct during the revolt of Vaga.
Plut:Mar_8'1-5.
6 Jugurtha discovers that Bomilcar is plotting against him.
Sall:Jug_70'1-72'2; Frontin:Str_1.8'8.
7 Metellus defeats Jugurtha in another battle.
+Sall:Jug_74'1-3; [Liv]:Per_65; Vell_2.11'2; +Obseq_40.
8 SYR << Antiochus Grypus grants independence to Seleuceia.
+ChronPasc_448'A; { OCD_s.}
8b EXT << After the death of Mirvan, Parnajom becomes king of the Iberians.
ChronGeorg_4; { Traditional date, according to C.Toumanoff.}
9 ROM Marius returns to Rome and is elected consul for the following year.
+Sall:Jug_73'1-7; Cic:Off_3'79, '81; Vell_2.11'2; Plut:Mar_8'7-9; Exsuper_4-7; { CAH_9'44; OCD_m.}
10 NUM Metellus captures Thala.
+Sall:Jug_75'1-77'4, 89'6; Flor_1.36'11.
11 MAU Bocchus enters into alliance with Jugurtha.
+Sall:Jug_80'1-83'3; Flor_1.36'12.
12 PAL << Hyrcanus begins to besiege Samaria.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:BJ_1'64, :AJ_13'273-277; { The siege lasted for about a year.}
13 SYR << Ptolemy Lathyrus sends six thousand soldiers as aid to Antiochus Cyzicenus.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'65, ~:AJ_13'277-279, '282-283; { Hölbl_p208.}
13a EGY {24 Thoth = October} Document: SelPap_2.277, a petition to the strategus Asclepiades from Dionysius.
14 ITA == Document: CIL_1.675, a wall dedicated to Venus at Capua.
15 ROM == C.Geta is elected censor after having been downgraded by a previous pair of censors.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Clu_119; +FastCap_p72<x>; { CAH_9'784.}
16 == The birth of Q.Pompeius Bithynicus, P.Autronius, C.Staienus and other mediocre orators.
~Cic:Brut_240-241; { About two years before the birth of Cicero.}
17 EXT ?? The second voyage of Eudoxus, during which he visits Ethiopia.
Strab_2'99,(3.4)  '101;(3.5)  { While Cleopatra the queen mother was in control of Egypt.}

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