128 B.C. Olympiad 163.1

Consuls: Cn. Octavius Cn.f., T. Annius Rufus
Athenian archon: Dionysius
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Timotheus of Tralles

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1 EGY Demetrius attempts to invade Egypt.
* Read Justin's account
~Just_39.1'2; ~[Euseb]:Chron_257; { Green_716=129; Hölbl_p200.}
1a GRE Document: SEG_21.469, an Athenian decree renewing the festival of Thargelia in honour of Apollo.
2 << Cleitomachus becomes head of the Academy, following the death of Crates of Tarsus.
* Read Apollodorus' account
~Apollod:Fr_55, 56; { When Lyciscus was Athenian archon; CAH_8'162<127/6>.}
3 MES Himerus becomes notorious for greed and cruelty, after Phraates appoints him to be viceroy of Babylon.
* Read Athenaeus' account
~Diod_34.21'1; Athen_11.466'b-c; ~Just_42.1'3; Trog:Prol_42.
4 ?? The Parthians fortify Ctesiphon, opposite Seleuceia on the river Tigris.
Plin:HN_6'122; { ~OCD_c.}
5 SYR The Syrians defect from Demetrius in his absence.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:AJ_13'267; ~Just_39.1'3.
6 Ptolemy VIII sets up Alexander Zabinas as a pretender to the throne of Syria.
* Read Justin's account
Joseph:AJ_13'268; ~Just_39.1'4-5; Trog:Prol_39; ~[Euseb]:Chron_257;(↓)  { Green_540; Hölbl_p200.}
7 PER The defeat and death of Phraates of Parthia in battle against the Scythians, and the accession of Artabanus.
~Just_42.1'4-2'1; { CAH_8'372; OHIH_p172=126.}
8 ROM << Q.Aelius Tubero fails to be elected as praetor.
9 AEG << Document: Sherk_46,B  the inscription from a statue put up in honour of Cn.Domitius at Samos.

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