157 B.C. Olympiad 155.4

Consuls: Sex. Julius Sex.f. Caesar, L. Aurelius L.f. Orestes
Athenian archon: Anthesterius

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1 EGY << Document: SelPap_2.272, a petition of Ptolemaeus on behalf of his brother Apollonius.
2 ROM {March -R} Ariarathes and his opponents compete for the support of the Romans.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_31.10'2-8; Appian:Syr_47; Zonar_9'24.(p359) 
3 SYR Attalus sets up Alexander Balas as a rival to Demetrius.
Diod_31.32a'1; { This was a response to the expulsion of Ariarathes from Cappadocia - see Walbank_p557.}
4 PEL Ariarathes escapes a plot against his life on his journey back from Rome.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.11'3; Diod_31.32b'1.
4a GRE {Endyspoetropius -G = April/May} Document: THI_24.C, the manumission of a Jewish woman and her daughters.
5 ILL The Romans send a commission under C.Fannius to Dalmatia.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.9'1-5; Appian:Ill_11; { Walbank_p529.}
5a EGY {1 Epeiph -E = July} Document: AET_8.18, a donation of land in Nubia, made by Ptolemy VI to the temple of Isis at Philae.
5b {15 Payni -E = July} Document: AET_7.29.B, an agreement about procedures for embalming bodies at Asyut.
6 PAL << Document: Eupolem_, Eupolemus' Jewish history.
7 CAP << Document: RC_63, a letter from Orophernes to Priene.
7a ++ General remarks on the worthless character of Orophernes.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.11'8-10, 33.6'2; Diod_31.32'1; Athen_10.440'b.
8 Ariarathes defeats Orophernes, and regains control of Cappadocia.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_3.5'2, ~32.11'1-3, 12'1; Diod_31.34'1; ~[Liv]:Per_47; Trog:Prol_34; Zonar_9'24;(p359)  { CAH_8'359=156; Walbank_p534.}
9 GRE The Athenians carry out a raid against Oropus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.11'5-7; Paus_7.11'4; { Walbank_p532.}
10 PAL Peace between Jonathan and the Syrians.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
1Macc_9'58-73; Joseph:AJ_13'23-34; Hieron:Chron_1862; Sulpit_2'23; { Two years after the death of Alcimus (1Macc_9'57).}
11 ILL The Romans declare war on the Dalmatians.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.13'1-9; ~[Liv]:Per_47; Zonar_9'25;(p365)  { Green_712.}
12 AFR The Roman senate sends an embassy to arbitrate between Masinissa and Carthage.
~[Liv]:Per_47; { CAH_8'149.}
13 ROM The Roman treasury contains over (?) 17,000 pounds of gold and 22,000 pounds of silver.
14 ETR >> The Romans found a colony at Auximum.
~Vell_1.15'3; { CAH_8'215; OCD_a=128.}

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