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151 B.C. Olympiad 157.2


Consuls: M. Licinius M.f. Lucullus, A. Postumius A.f. Albinus
Athenian archon: (?) Zaleucus
Achaean General: Menalcidas

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1 EGY {22 Choiak -E = January} Document: BD_80A, a petition from Harmais, addressed to Dioscurides, the dioecetes.
2 PAL << Demetrius makes further concessions to the Jews, including an exemption from paying tribute.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
~1Macc_10'22-47; MegTaan_4'1; Joseph:AJ_13'47-58; Malal_207.
2a ROM The senate rejects Celtiberian peace terms.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_35.2'1-3'9; Appian:Hisp_49; { Walbank_p641.}
3 AFR << Another Roman embassy, led by Scipio Nasica, is sent to Carthage.
* Read Zonaras' account
~[Liv]:Per_48; Zonar_9'26;(p367)  { CAH_8'150; OCD_s.}
4 ROM The consuls are imprisoned by the tribunes.
~[Liv]:Per_48; { CAH_8'194; OCD_lucullus.}
5 P.Scipio volunteers to go to Spain.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_35.4'1-14; ~[Liv]:Per_48; ValMax_5.2e'4;L  +Appian:Hisp_49; Oros_4.21'1;L  { CAH_8'466; OCD_s.}
6 SPA ++ General descriptions of the "fiery war" between the Romans and the Celtiberi.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_3.5'1, 35.1'1-6; Diod_31.40'1.
7 The Celtiberi surrender to Marcellus: end of the Celtiberian War.
* Read Appian's account
~[Liv]:Per_48; +Appian:Hisp_50; { CAH_8'132; OCD_c.}
8 Lucullus massacres the Vaccaei.
* Read Appian's account
Polyb_3.5'1; ~[Liv]:Per_48; +Appian:Hisp_51-52, 59; { CAH_8'133; OCD_l.}
9 LUS The Lusitani defeat Galba.
* Read Appian's account
~[Liv]:Per_48; Appian:Hisp_58; Oros_4.21'3;L  { Galba went to Spain as praetor for 151 B.C., and suffered this defeat before going into winter quarters.}
10 SPA Scipio slays a Spaniard in single combat during the siege of Intercatia.
* Read Appian's account
~Polyb_35.5'1-2; ~[Liv]:Per_48; Vell_1.12'4; Plin:HN_37'9;L  Plut:Mor_805'A; Flor_1.33'11; +Appian:Hisp_53; Ampel_22'3;L  [Vict]:VirIll_58'2;L  Oros_4.21'2;L  { CAH_8'466.}
11 ROM The Roman embassy returns from Africa with Gulussa, the son of Masinissa, and reports on Carthaginian war preparations.
~[Liv]:Per_48.
12 GRE << An Athenian garrison occupies Oropus.
Paus_7.11'5; { In an attempt to remove this garrison, Oropus appealed to the Achaean strategos Menalcidas in 151/0 B.C. - see Walbank_p532.}
13 SYR Demetrius defeats Alexander Balas in an initial battle.
~Just_35.1'9-10; { CAH_8'362; Alexander's attack began in 152, and ended with the death of Demetrius in 150 B.C.}
14 Lucullus captures Intercatia: Scipio is first to scale the walls.
* Read Appian's account
~[Liv]:Per_48; Vell_1.12'4; ValMax_3.2'6;L  +Appian:Hisp_54; [Vict]:VirIll_58'3.L 
15 SPA Lucullus fails to capture Pallantium.
+Appian:Hisp_55'
16 AFR The Carthaginians expel Masinissa's supporters.
~Appian:Pun_70'
17 EGY ?? Document: SelPap_1.100, a letter from Apollonius to his brother Ptolemaeus.

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