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141 B.C. Olympiad 159.4


Consuls: Cn. Servilius Cn.f. Caepio, Q. Pompeius A.f.
Athenian archon: Dionysius

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1 SPA Pompeius succeeds Metellus as Roman commander.
* Read Appian's account
+ValMax_9.3'7;L  ~Appian:Hisp_76; ~Eutrop_4.16'1.
2 PAL {23 month2 -J = May} Simon captures Gazara and the citadel of Jerusalem.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
+1Macc_13'49-53; #MegTaan_2'3; Joseph:BJ_1'50, :AJ_13'215-217; { CAH_8'367=142; CAH_9'284.}
3 SPA Pompeius unsuccessfully attacks Numantia.
* Read Appian's account
+[Liv]:EpOx_54'174;L  ~Appian:Hisp_76-77; +Oros_5.4'13.L 
4 SYR ?? The soldiers of Tryphon are drowned by a tidal wave.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_8.333'c-d<q" Poseidon_29>; Strab_16'758;(2.26)  { ~CAH_8'366.}
5 LUS Fabius defeats Viriathus, captures several Lusitanian towns, and punishes 500 of the leading rebels.
* Read Appian's account
~[Liv]:Per_53, +:EpOx_53'170-172;L  ValMax_2.7'11;L  Frontin:Str_4.1'42; ~Appian:Hisp_68; (?) Ampel_47'3;L  ~Oros_5.4'12.L 
6 MOE The Scordisci defeat the Romans.
+[Liv]:EpOx_54'175.L 
7 MES ?? Mithridates captures Babylon.
~Oros_5.4'16;L  Movses_2'2; Malal_215; { CAH_8'371; Green_533.}
8 SPA Pompeius attacks Termentia.
* Read Livy's account
+[Liv]:Per_54; ~Appian:Hisp_77'
9 SYR << Tryphon puts Antiochus VI to death.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
~1Macc_13'31-32; Diod_33.28'1, 28a'1; ~[Liv]:Per_55, !:EpOx_55'213-214;L  Strab_16'752;(2.10)  Joseph:AJ_13'218; Appian:Syr_68; Just_36.1'7; Hieron:Chron_1877, !1879; ~Oros_5.4'18;L  { CAH_8'367; OCD_a<142/138>.}
10 SPA Pompeius captures Malia.
* Read Appian's account
~Diod_33.17'1-3; ~Appian:Hisp_77'
11 ROM L.Tubulus is accused of accepting bribes while praetor, and goes into exile.
* Read Cicero's account
~Cic:Fin_2'54, 4'77, :ND_3'74, ~:Att_12.5b'1; Ascon_23;L  { ~CAH_8'521; MRR_1'477..}
12 << Acilius composes a history of Rome in Greek.
~[Liv]:Per_53; { OCD_a.}
13 CRE << A Roman embassy led by Servius Sulpicius visits Crete after the destruction of Praesus.
Syll_685.A'45-50, '53-54, B'57-58.
14 GRE Document: Sherk_37B  (IG_7.2413), a letter from a Roman magistrate to the Dionysiac artists.

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