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170 B.C. Olympiad 152.3


Consuls: A. Hostilius L.f. Mancinus, A. Atilius C.f. Serranus
Athenian archon: (?) Timuchus
Achaean General: Archon (IV?)

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1 EPI Cephalus is forced by the accusations of Charops to openly support Perseus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.15'1-16; Diod_30.5'1; { Walbank_p313.}
2 Hostilius escapes a plot to capture him at Phanote.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.16'1-6; Diod_30.5a'1; { CAH_8'315.}
3 GRE << Atrocities committed by Crassus and Lucretius against the Greek states.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_43.6'2-3, 7'1, '8-10; [Liv]:Per_43; ~Zonar_9'22;(p335)  { CAH_8'311.}
4 MAC Hostilius attempts to invade Macedonia by a mountain route.
Liv_44.2'6.
5 Perseus captures more towns in Thessaly.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_29.19'7; +Liv_43.11'9, 45.3'7; Vell_1.9'1; { CAH_8'533; Green_709.}
6 CIL << The cities of Tarsus and Mallus rebel against Antiochus.
~2Macc_4'30-31.
6b << Antiochus suppresses bandits in Mount Taurus, who have been ravaging Cilicia.
Liban:Or_11'122-123.B 
7 SYR << Menelaus persuades the regent Andronicus to murder Onias at Daphne.
* Read 2Maccabees' account
@  (?) Daniel_11'22; ~2Macc_4'32-38; { Green_512.}
8 PER ?? The Parthian king Phraates defeats the Mardi, and settles them at Charax in Media.
* Read Justin's account
IsidChar_2'7; Just_41.5'9.
9 << The accession of Mithridates I of Parthia.
~Just_41.5'9-6'1; Movses_2'2; { Green_353; OCD_arsacids.}
10 EXT << The accession of Eucratides I of Bactria.
~Just_41.6'1; { CAH_8'401; Green_439.}
11 ROM {9 Oct. -R = ?July} Document: BD_40 (Syll_646), a decree of the senate transmitted by the praetor Q.Maenius, concerning Thisbae in Boeotia.
12 SYR {month5 -B = July/Aug.} Antiochus puts to death the "son of Seleucus".
* Read Diodorus' account
#BabylChron_BM.35603'R12-13; Diod_30.7'1; { CAH_8'533; Green_438.}
13 THR Hortensius sacks Abdera.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_30.6'1; +Liv_43.4'8-10; { CAH_8'311.}
14 CRE << The people of Gortyn attack Cydonia.
Polyb_28.15'1; { Walbank_p349.}
15 SPA Olonicus leads a rebellion in Spain.
[Liv]:Per_43; { CAH_8'533.}
16 MAC Hostilius fails to make any progress in the war against Perseus.
Plut:Aem_9'3-4.
17 ROM The Roman senate restores the freedom of Abdera.
+Liv_43.4'1-13; { CAH_8'311.}
18 Embassies appear before the senate, from Carthage and Masinissa, from Alpine states complaining about C.Cassius, from Chalcis complaining about C.Lucretius, and from many other Greek states.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_30.8'1; +Liv_43.5'1-8'10; { CAH_8'182, '312.}
19 MAC Ap.Claudius unsuccessfully attacks Uscana.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_43.9'1-10'8, 21'4.
19a EXT ?? Document: OGIS_107, a dedication on behalf of Ptolemy VI at Parembole in Nubia.
20 EGY {? Thoth -E = October} Ptolemy VIII becomes joint ruler with his brother.
SelPap_1.37'17, 101'15; Polyb_29.23'4; Eupolem_4; ~[Euseb]:Chron_161,(↓)  163; PTeb_5'4, 6'50, 9'15; Inscr_20'G; Malal_197; { OCD_p; Bennett.}
21 ROM {26 January -R = ?October} Elections for new consuls.
#Liv_43.11'1-6; { CAH_8'312.}
22 {28 January -R = ?October} Elections for new praetors.
#Liv_43.11'7-8.
23 {February -R = ?November} Roman envoys report back to the senate on the conduct of the war in Macedonia.
+Liv_43.11'9-12.
24 {25 February -R = ?November} The beginning of an intercalary month at Rome.
#Liv_43.11'13.
25 EGY {9 Xandicus -M = 9 Phaophi -E = November} Document: BD_94, the lease of a vineyard to Apollonius.
26 GRE The Roman envoys Popillius and Octavius visit allied Greek cities.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_28.3'1-5'6; ~Liv_43.17'1-10; { CAH_8'313; OCD_p.}
27 MOE Perseus attacks the Dardani, and captures (?) Chalestrum.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_30.4'1; Liv_43.18'2, 19'4; [Liv]:Per_43; Plut:Aem_9'5; { Walbank_p336.}
28 SYR Antiochus learns of Egyptian plans for a war against him.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Polyb_27.19'1-2; Diod_30.2'1; Porph:Fr_49a; Malal_205-206; { Green_709.}
29 ROM ++ The character of P.Scipio, the son of Africanus, who had poor health and died young.
* Read Cicero's account
CIL_1.10; Cic:Sen_35; { Little is known about the life of this Scipio, because his ill health prevented from taking part in politics.}
30 Embassies from Antiochus and Ptolemy arrive at Rome.
~Polyb_28.1'1-9; { Walbank_p321-324.}
31 == The birth of the poet Accius.
~Cic:Brut_229; { OCD_a; Green_709.}
32 ROM << Document: Sherk_20,B  a decree of the senate about the city of Coronea.
33 PEL Document: Sherk_22,B  a decree of Argos in honour of Cn.Octavius.
34 PEL The Achaean league restores the honours given to Eumenes.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.18'1-3, 28.6'1-7'15; { Walbank_p318.}

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