152 B.C. Olympiad 157.1

Consuls: M. Claudius M.f. Marcellus (III), L. Valerius L.f. Flaccus
Athenian archon: (?) Andreas
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Leonidas of Rhodes (IV)

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1 ROM The senate supports Alexander Balas' claim to Syria.
~Polyb_33.18'1-14; { CAH_8'362; Green_444.}
1a EGY {Phamenoth -E = April} Document: AET_6.3'A, a demotic marriage contract.
2 SYR Alexander Balas captures Ptolemais.
* Read Justin's account
+1Macc_10'1; Joseph:AJ_13'35-37; Just_35.1'5-8, 2'1; Sulpit_2'24; { CAH_8'362.}
2a AEG << Document: IG_12.3.331, a decree honouring a gymnasiarch of Thera.
3 ROM The triumph of L.Mummius, over the Lusitani.
~Appian:Hisp_57;(↓)  { OCD_m.}
4 SPA Marcellus forces the Celtiberi to come to terms.
* Read Appian's account
~Polyb_35.2'1; Strab_3'162;(4.13)  ~Appian:Hisp_48-49; { CAH_8'537; OCD_m.}
5 LUS M.Atilius defeats the Lusitani.
~Appian:Hisp_58;(↓)  { CAH_8'133.}
6 AFR << M.Cato goes as ambassador to Carthage.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_48; Plut:CatMai_26'1-3; Appian:Pun_68-69;(↓)  { CAH_8'149-150; OCD_cato.}
7 PAL Demetrius frees the Jewish hostages in Jerusalem.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
~1Macc_10'2-14; ~Joseph:AJ_13'37-42.
7a CYP Document: OGIS_125, a statue of Ptolemy Eupator at Curium.
8 {Tishri -J = October} Alexander Balas appoints Jonathan as high priest of the Jews.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
#1Macc_10'15-21; (?) Qumran_1QpHab'8;(2.5-6)  Joseph:AJ_13'43-46, 20'237-238, :Vit_4; [Euseb]:Chron_129; Sulpit_2'24; { CAH_8'537; Green_445.}
9 SPA Marcellus captures Nertobriga.
~Polyb_35.2'2; { Walbank_p643.}
10 ROM Cato urges the destruction of Carthage, and illustrates the threat by showing a fresh fig from the city.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_48; Plin:HN_15'74-76;L  Plut:CatMai_26'4-27'1; Appian:Pun_69; { Immediately after his return from Carthage, though he constantly repeated this advice up until the declaration of war..}
11 LUS The Lusitani renew their resistance to Rome.
* Read Appian's account
~Appian:Hisp_58; +Obseq_18.
12 BAE The foundation of Corduba, probably by Marcellus.
* Read Strabo's account
~Polyb_35.2'2; Strab_3'141;(2.1)  { CAH_8'139; OCD_c.}
13 ROM ?? The death of Sulpicius Gallus' young son.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Amic_9, :Fam_4.6'1; { He appears to have died before Cato Licinianus.}
14 The death of Cato's eldest son, Licinianus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Tusc_3'70, :Sen_84, :Amic_9, :Fam_4.6'1; [Liv]:Per_48; Plut:CatMai_24'1, '9-10, 27'7; Gell_13.20'9; { MRR_1'454.}
15 SYR ?? Conflicting accounts of the early life of Andriscus, who claims to be a son of Perseus.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_32.15'2; [Liv]:Per_49; Flor_1.30'3; Lucian:Ind_20.
16 << Demetrius sends Andriscus to Rome.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_31.40a'1, 32.15'1; ~[Liv]:Per_48, 49; Ampel_16'5; Zonar_9'28;(p383)  { Green_447.}
17 ROM The death of M.Lepidus, the leader of the senate.
~[Liv]:Per_48; { OCD_l.}
18 The death of the consul Flaccus.
* Read Fasti's account
+FastCap_p70; +Obseq_18.
19 NAR Roman successes in Gaul.
20 GRE ?? A retort of Diogenes the Stoic philosopher, when insulted by one of his audience.
21 ?? Panaetius and others are pupils of Diogenes
Phld:Sto_51-52; Suda_P'184.
22 == The death of Diogenes, called "the Babylonian".
Lucian:Macr_20; { OCD_d.}
23 EGY ?? Aristarchus is the successor of Apollonius the eidograph as head of the library at Alexandria.

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