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159 B.C. Olympiad 155.2


Consuls: Cn. Cornelius Cn.f. Dolabella, M. Fulvius M.f. Nobilior
Athenian archon: Aristaechmus

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1 ROM Attalus defends Eumenes against the accusations of Prusias.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.32'1-2, 32.1'5-7; { Walbank_p519.}
2 An embassy from Demetrius appears before the senate.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.33'3, 32.2'1-3'13; Diod_31.29'1, 30'1; Appian:Syr_47; Zonar_9'25;(p365)  { CAH_8'358.}
3 An embassy from Achaea fails to win the release of the exiles.
~Polyb_32.3'14-17; { Walbank_p521.}
3a GRE {Theoxenius -G = March/April} Document: Syll_671, a decree of Delphi establishing a festival in honour of Eumenes.
4 EPI ++ The cruelty of Charops as ruler of Epirus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.5'5-6'2; Diod_31.31'1.
5 ITA Charops of Epirus dies at Brundisium after appearing before the Roman senate.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.5'4, 6'3-9; { OCD_c.}
6 PAL {month2 -J = May} The death of Alcimus, the high priest.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
#1Macc_9'50-57; Joseph:AJ_12'413-414, 13'22, 20'237; ChronPasc_440'B; +Hieron:Chron_1857; Sulpit_2'23; { Green_523.}
7 EXT ?? Eucratides of Bactria is defeated by the Parthians.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_11'515;(9.2)  Lucan_8'299; { Eucratides survived this defeat; his death occurred about 155 B.C.}
8 GRE << Civil strife in Aetolia ends with the death of Lyciscus.
~Polyb_32.4'1-5'1; { Walbank_p38.}
9 ASI A saying of Apollonis, rejoicing in the friendship between her four sons.
Plut:Mor_480'C; { Walbank_p211.}
10 ?? Document: Austin_240B  (OGIS_308), a decree of Hierapolis following the death of Apollonis.
10a ?? Document: OGIS_309, a decree of Teos in honour of Apollonis.
11 ?? Document: AnthPal_3, verses inscribed in a temple dedicated to Apollonis at Cyzicus by her children Eumenes and Attalus.
11a ?? Document: RC_56-60, letters from Eumenes and Attalus to Attis.
11b ?? Document: Inscr_84, a letter of Attalus concerning Aribazus, the commander of some Galatians.
12 ROM >> The censors remove all unauthorised statues from the forum, including some statues of Scipio Nasica.
Plin:HN_34'30;L  Ampel_19'11;L  [Vict]:VirIll_44'3;L  { OCD_s.}
13 >> Scipio Nasica sets up the first water-clock at Rome.
Plin:HN_7'215;L  Censor:DN_23'7.
14 >> The death of Scipio Aemilianus' mother.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.28'7-13; Diod_31.27'7.
15 PEL >> The death of the comic dramatist Terentius.
* Read Suetonius' account
+[Suet]:Ter_1-5; !Hieron:Chron_1859; { OCD_t; Green_711.}
16 ROM ++ L.Acilius is called "wise" because of his knowledge of civil law.
Cic:Amic_6; { In Cicero's dialogue, which is supposed to happen in 129 B.C., L.Acilius is placed "in our fathers' time".}
17 ROM ?? Document: CIL_1.11 & 1.12, epitaphs for L. L.f. Scipio and L. Cn.f. Scipio.

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