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124 B.C. Olympiad 164.1


Consuls: C. Cassius Longinus, C. Sextius C.f. Calvinus
Athenian archons: Nicias, Isigenes
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Boeotus of Sicyon

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1 ROM C.Gracchus returns to Rome from Sardinia, and defends his conduct before the censors.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Diod_34.24'1; Plut:CGrac_2'7-10, :Mor_798'F; Gell_15.12'1; { CAH_9'77; OCD_g.}
1a MES {February} The The Parthians defeat Parthians defeat and capture Pittit, the leader of the Elamites.
AstrDiar_124B.obv'19, rev'12-13, '17-18.
2 ROM << M'.Aquillius is tried for extortion, but is defended by M.Antonius and acquitted.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:DivCaec_69, :DeOr_2'188,L  '194-196;L  Appian:BCiv_1'22; { ~OCD_a.}
2a MES ?? Document: Inscr_26.A, the dedication of a temple on behalf of king Hyspaosines.
2b ?? Hyspaosines restores and strengthens the city of Charax.
Plin:HN_6'139.L 
2c {June} The death of Hyspaosines, king of Charax, aged 85 years.
#AstrDiar_123A.obv'18-20; Lucian:Macr_16.
3 SYR ?? Alexander Zabinas captures Laodiceia.
~Diod_34.22'1.
3a EGY {18 Mesore -E = September} The pronaos of the temple at Edfu is completed.
Inscr_20'F.
4 ROM Gracchus is elected tribune for the following year.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Diod_34.24'1; Plut:CGrac_3'1-3; ~Appian:BCiv_1'21; { CAH_9'77.}
5 ETR The foundation of the Roman colony of Fabrateria.
+Vell_1.15'4.
6 PAL >> Date of a letter to the Jews in Egypt, preserved at the start of the second book of Maccabees.
+2Macc_1'1-10.
7 ROM ?? General comments on the life of Q.Pompeius, who achieved political success despite his humble background.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.5'181, :Mur_16.
8 << The birth of the orators Cotta and Sulpicius.
~Cic:Brut_301; { About ten years before the birth of Hortensius.}
9 ETR ?? A snake is found in the cradle of Roscius, the future actor, while he is sleeping at Lanuvium.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Div_1'79, 2'66; { Roscius was already a prominent actor by the time of the dictator Sulla.}

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