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115 B.C. Olympiad 166.2


Consuls: M. Aemilius M.f. Scaurus, M. Caecilius Q.f. Metellus
Athenian archon: Nausias

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1 EGY {27 Tybi -E = February} Document: PTeb_30, correspondence about the change of ownership of land near Cerceosiris.
2 ROM The sumptuary law of Aemilius Scaurus.
* Read Gellius' account
+Plin:HN_8'223;L  Gell_2.24'12; +[Vict]:VirIll_72'5.L 
3 Scaurus punishes the praetor P.Decius.
+[Vict]:VirIll_72'6;L  { OCD_s.}
4 The death of Metellus Macedonicus, who is regarded as an example of extreme good fortune up to the end of his life.
* Read Velleius' account
Cic:Fin_5'82-83, :Tusc_1'85-86;L  ~Vell_1.11'5-7; ValMax_7.1'1;L  Plin:HN_7'59,L  '142,L  '146;L  Plut:Mor_318'B-C; [Vict]:VirIll_61'6;L  August:DeCiv_2'23;(↓)  { OCD_m.}
4a CAP << Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia is murdered by Gordius, allegedly at the instigation of Mithridates of Pontus.
* Read Justin's account
Just_38.1'1, '6; { OCD_a; Errington_p323.}
4b AEG << Document: OGIS_260, a statue of Cn.Papirius Carbo dedicated by Antiochus VIII of Syria.
4c EGY {Mesore -E = August} Document: OGIS_168, letters from Ptolemy IX and Cleopatra to priests and officials in Elephantine.
5 CIS Scaurus defeats the Ligurians.
+[Vict]:VirIll_72'7.L 
6 Scaurus' army shows restraint by not damaging the countryside through which it is marching.
Frontin:Str_4.3'13.
7 EGY {4 Choiak -E = December} Document: PTeb_21, a letter from Polemon to Polemon.
8 ROM {December -R} The triumph of M.Scaurus, over the Carni.
* Read Fasti's account
#FastTr_p106; +[Vict]:VirIll_72'7;L  { CAH_9'783; OCD_s.}
9 == The censors Metellus and Domitius review the senate.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:Clu_119; ~[Liv]:Per_62; ValMax_2.9'9;L  Plut:Mar_5'6; { CAH_9'783; OCD_d.}
9a == The censors stop theatrical performances in Rome.
Cassiod:Chr_639.
10 == The temple of Juno is struck by lightning.
+Plin:HN_2'144.L 
11 == M.Scaurus attempts to introduce the worship of the god Alburnus.
Tert:Apol_5'1.
12 == M.Scaurus remarks on the diligence of M.Cicero, the grandfather of the orator.
+Cic:Leg_3'36.L 
13 IT+ == The censors redistribute public land in Italy and Africa.
CIL_1.585'16, '23, '50-52<t= ARS_51>.
14 ROM << M.Drusus, as praetor urbanus, allows an action on breach of contract against an heir.
[Cic]:RhetHer_2'19; { MRR_1'532.}
15 ?? P.Scaevola publishes the official Roman historical records, called the Annales Maximi.
Cic:DeOr_2'52.L 
16 ?? P.Scaevola carefully analyses his moves after losing a game of "duodecim scripta".
Quint_11.2'38.
17 ?? The death of the pontifex maximus P.Scaevola.
Plut:Sull_36'5; { Scaevola and L.Piso were consuls in 133 B.C., and both lived until after the death of C.Gracchus.}
18 ?? L.Piso is given the surname Frugi because of his integrity.
Cic:Tusc_3'16.L 
19 PEL ?? Callo of Epidaurus changes sex as the result of surgery.
~Diod_32.11'1-4.

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