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131 B.C. Olympiad 162.2


Consuls: P. Licinius P.f. Crassus Mucianus, L. Valerius L.f. Flaccus
Athenian archon: Epicles

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1 SIC << Rupilius restores order in Sicily, and draws up the regulations known as the lex Rupilia.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.2'34, '37-42, '90; ValMax_6.9'8;L  { CAH_9'589; Green_716.}
2 ROM Crassus is sent to command the Roman forces in Asia.
* Read Cicero's account
+Cic:Phil_11'18; ~[Liv]:Per_59; ValMax_8.7'6;L  ~Eutrop_4.20'1; +Oros_5.10'1;L  { OCD_c.}
3 Q.Metellus and Q.Pompeius are elected censors; this is the first time that both censors have been plebeians.
+FastCap_p72.
4 Q.Metellus seeks to encourage child-rearing.
* Read Gellius' account
~[Liv]:Per_59; Gell_1.6'1-8; { CAH_9'74.}
5 The tribune C.Atinius Labeo attacks Q.Metellus, and threatens to throw him off the Tarpeian rock.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:Dom_123; ~[Liv]:Per_59; Seneca:Contr_10.1'8;L  Plin:HN_7'143-145;L  { MRR_1'500.}
6 Scipio Aemilianus opposes C.Carbo's bill for the re-election of tribunes, and says that the killing of Ti.Gracchus was justified.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:DeOr_2'106,L  '170,L  :Mil_8, :Amic_96, :Fam_9.21'3; ~[Liv]:Per_59; Vell_2.4'4; ValMax_6.2'3;L  Plut:TGrac_21'8, :Mor_201'E-F; Polyaen_8.16'5; [Vict]:VirIll_58'8;L  { CAH_9'68.}
6b PER {Xandicus -M} Document: Inscr_54.B, recording a slave girl's manumission at Susa.
7 PON << The birth of Mithridates Eupator.
* Read Appian's account
Sall:Hist_5'5;L  ~Strab_10'477;(4.10)  ~Appian:Mith_112; ~DioCass_36.9'5; Oros_6.5'7;L  { ~CAH_9'132; Green_558.}
8 THR ?? The Thracians put their king Zibelmius to death.
~Diod_34.12'1; ValMax_9.2e'4.L 
9 EGY ++ Ptolemy VIII makes himself unpopular with his subjects by his many lawless acts during the first part of his reign.
Diod_33.6'1-6a'1.
10 >> Cleopatra gains control of Egypt, and Ptolemy escapes to Cyprus, after ruling for 15 years in Egypt.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_59; Just_38.8'11; { CAH_9'311; Bennett=130.}
11 ROM ++ P.Crassus is a leading orator and a respected jurist.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:DeOr_1'170,L  '216,L  :Brut_98.
12 AS1 << The death of Scipio Nasica.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plin:HN_7'120;L  Plut:TGrac_21'6; { ~OCD_s.}
13 Crassus punishes a magistrate from Mylassa who did not completely obey his orders.
Gell_1.13'9-13.
14 Crassus is defeated and killed by Aristonicus.
* Read Florus' account
+[Liv]:Per_59; Strab_14'646;(1.38)  Vell_2.4'1; ValMax_3.2'12;L  Flor_1.35'4-5; Just_36.4'7-8; Obseq_28; Eutrop_4.20'1; +Oros_5.10'2-3;L  { CAH_8'380; CAH_9'34.}
15 ROM == C.Carbo passes the Lex Papiria, which extends the secret ballot in voting for laws.
Cic:Leg_3'35;L  { CAH_9'45; OCD_l.}
16 << D.Brutus adorns temples with his spoils from Spain, and inscribes verses of Accius on their walls.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Arch_27; ValMax_8.14'2;L  Plin:HN_36'26;L  Schol:Bob_179.L 
17 ITA Document: CIL_1.639 & 1.640, two boundary stones put up by the Gracchan agrarian commision.
18 Document: CIL_1.638, recording how agriculture was encouraged by either T.Annius or P.Popillius. { CAH_9'73.}
19 MES ?? Document: BabylChron_18, recording reprisals by Bagayasha, a Parthian leader, against the citizens of Babylon.

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