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165 B.C. Olympiad 153.4


Consuls: T. Manlius A.f. Torquatus, Cn. Octavius Cn.f.
Athenian archon: Pelops

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1 ROM { 20 February -R = ?January} The triumph of Sulpicius, over the Ligurians.
#FastTr_p105.
2 << The senate promises a Galatian embassy that their country will remain autonomous.
~Polyb_30.28'1; { CAH_8'435; Green_447.}
3 {4 April -R = ?March} Terentius' "Hecyra" is performed at the Megalensia.
#Hyp:Ter_Hec; { OCD_t.}
4 PAL << The death of Mattathias; his dying address to his sons.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
+1Macc_2'49-70; Joseph:BJ_1'37, :AJ_12'279-286; Porph:Fr_52; [Euseb]:Chron_129; Sulpit_2'21; { Green_518.}
5 Judas defeats a Syrian force led by Apollonius.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
~1Macc_3'10-12; Joseph:AJ_12'287; Sulpit_2'21.
5a PEL Popular resentment in Achaea against the policies of Callicrates.
~Polyb_30.29'1-7; { Walbank_p455.}
6 MES {10 Ayyaru -B = May} Document: Inscr_11, a list of kings and sages, found at Uruk.
6a GRE {Herakleios -G = ? May/June} Document: Inscr_24.D, the manumission of an Aetolian slave woman at Delphi.
6b ?? Document: Syll_653, a list of honours granted to Cassander of Alexandria Troas by Delphi and other cities.
6c ASI ?? Document: SEG_57.1109, a letter from Eumenes II to the city of Tabae in Caria.
6d << Document: OGIS_305, a decree of Delphi concerning games at Sardis in honour of Eumenes.
7 SYR Antiochus appoints Lysias as viceroy during his expedition to the East.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
+1Macc_3'26-37; 4Macc_18'5; Joseph:AJ_12'293-297; Porph:Fr_57; Sulpit_2'21; { CAH_8'350; Green_439.}
8 PAL Judas defeats a Syrian force led by Seron.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
~1Macc_3'13-25; Joseph:AJ_12'288-292; Sulpit_2'21.
9 EGY ?? Dionysius Petosarapis rebels against Ptolemy, but is defeated.
* Read Diodorus' account
SelPap_2.272'8-9; ~Diod_31.15a'1-4; { Hölbl_p181; Walbank_p397.}
10 ARM Antiochus defeats Artaxias, king of Armenia.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_31.17a'1; Appian:Syr_45, 66; Porph:Fr_38, 55, 56; { CAH_8'351..}
11 PAL Judas defeats a Syrian force led by Gorgias at Emmaus.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
~1Macc_3'38-4'27; ~2Macc_8'8-29, '34-36; Joseph:BJ_1'38, :AJ_12'298-312; Sulpit_2'21.
12 PAL {13 Mesore -E = September} Document: SelPap_2.376, a receipt for pasture-tax.
13 CAP Gracchus subdues the Cammani.
~Polyb_31.1'1; { Walbank_p463.}
14 PAL Judas defeats a Syrian force led by Lysias at Bethsur.
* Read 2Maccabees' account
~1Macc_4'28-35; ~2Macc_11'1-12; Joseph:AJ_12'313-315; Sulpit_2'22; { CAH_8'535=164; Green_518.}
15 ETR ++ Perseus is abstemious and ungenerous, despite his great wealth.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_30.21'2-3; Plut:Aem_8'10; Athen_10.445'd.
16 Perseus dies in prison at Alba.
* Read Plutarch's account
Polyb_36.10'3; Sall:Hist_4.67'7; ~Diod_31.9'5; ~Vell_1.11'1; ValMax_5.1'1;L  Plut:Aem_37'2-4; ~[Euseb]:Chron_239; Zonar_9'24;(p355)  { Green_415.}
16a GRE Document: Syll_659, a decree of Delphi in honour of Nicon, a tragedian.
17 ITA >> P.Lentulus as praetor buys up and redistributes the public land in Campania.
* Read Granius' account
Cic:LegAgr_2'82; GranLic_9-10; { MRR_1'438..}

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