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171 B.C. Olympiad 152.2


Consuls: P. Licinius C.f. Crassus, C. Cassius C.f. Longinus
Athenian archon: Antigenes

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1 AEG {? January} Hagesilochus persuades the Rhodians to declare their support for for the Romans before a Roman embassy arrives.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.3'1-5; +Liv_42.45'1-8; { See Walbank, p295..}
2 GRE Perseus seeks allies amongst the Greek states.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.4'1-5'8; +Liv_42.46'1-10.
3 The Roman envoys arrive at Chalcis and bring about the break-up of the Boeotian League.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.1'1-2'12; +Liv_42.43'4-44'8, 47'3; { CAH_8'309.}
4 ROM {1 June -R = ?February} The Latin Festival is celebrated earlier than usual.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_42.35'3-7, 48'5-10.
5 Philippus reports back to the senate on his mission to Greece.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_30.7'1; +Liv_42.47'1-12; { CAH_8'309.}
6 The envoys of Perseus are given an audience outside Rome and then ordered to leave Italy.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.6'1-4; Diod_30.1'1; +Liv_42.36'1-8, 48'1-4; Appian:Mac_11'5-9;(21)  Zonar_9'22;(p333)  { CAH_8'309; Green_428.}
7 Opposition to conscription at Rome is curbed by a speech from a veteran called Sp.Ligustinus.
* Read Livy's account
Ennius:Ann_434-435; +Liv_42.32'6-35'2; Just_33.1'2.
8 Crassus sets out for Brundisium, to cross to Greece.
+Liv_42.49'1-10; { Green_429.}
9 MAC Perseus holds a council at Pella and decides to fight the Romans rather than make any further concessions.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_42.50'1-53'4; Flor_1.28'1-4; Polyaen_4.21'1; Just_33.1'3; +Zonar_9'22.(p337) 
10 Perseus captures Azorus, Pythous, Doliche, Cyretiae, Mylae, Elateia, Gonnus, and other cities in Thessaly.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_42.53'5-54'11; +Zonar_9'22.(p335) 
11 The Roman army reaches Thessaly without meeting any opposition.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_42.55'1-56'7, 43.6'8.
12 GRE Document: Syll_643, an inscription put up by the Amphictyonic Council listing Roman charges against Perseus.
12a ?? Document: Syll_644 & 645, decrees of various cities in honour of Eudamus of Seleuceia-on-Calycadnus.
13 AEG The Romans decline help from Rhodes.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.7'1-16; Liv_45.23'6; { Walbank_p302.}
14 MAC Perseus defeats the Romans in a cavalry engagement at Callinicus.
* Read Livy's account
Ennius:Ann_429-433; Polyb_27.15'14; +Liv_42.56'8-61'11; Plut:Aem_9'2, :Mor_197'E; Appian:Mac_12'2;(26)  Just_33.1'4; Eutrop_4.6'3; +Oros_4.20'37;L  +Zonar_9'22;(p335)  { CAH_8'310.}
15 Perseus offers to renew peace negotiations after his victory, but the offer is rejected by Crassus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_27.8'1-10'5; +Liv_42.62'1-63'12; Plut:Mor_197'E; Appian:Mac_12'1-2;(26)  Just_33.1'5; Eutrop_4.6'3; { CAH_8'310.}
16 GRE The praetor C.Lucretius destroys the town of Haliartus, and receives the surrender of other towns in Boeotia.
* Read Livy's account
Syll_646'22-24<t= BD_40>; +Liv_42.63'3-12; Strab_9'411;(2.30)  { CAH_8'311.}
17 PAL ?? Jason attempts to Hellenize the Jews.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
1Macc_1'11-15; 2Macc_4'11-20; Joseph:AJ_12'241; { CAH_8'532; Green_508-509.}
18 << Onias (also known as Menelaus) becomes the Jewish high priest.
* Read 2Maccabees' account
~2Macc_4'23-29; Joseph:AJ_12'238-239, '385, 15'41; ChronPasc_440'A, 464'B, 509'A; +Hieron:Chron_1845; Sulpit_2'18; Syncell_335; { CAH_8'533; Green_511-512.}
19 ILL Cassius attempts to march on Macedonia through Illyria.
+Liv_43.1'1-12; { CAH_8'310.}
20 MAC The Romans defeat Perseus at Phalanna.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_27.11'1-7; +Liv_42.64'1-66'10; Appian:Mac_13'1;(27)  +Oros_4.20'37;L  +Zonar_9'22;(p335)  { CAH_8'311.}
21 Perseus retires with his army from Thessaly to his winter quarters in Macedonia; and Cotys returns to Thrace.
* Read Suda's account
+Liv_42.67'1-12; Suda_K'2172.
22 ROM == P.Furius and M.Matienus are forced into exile after being found guilty of extortion while serving as praetors in Spain.
+Liv_43.2'1-3'4; { CAH_8'131, '182.}
23 == Gulussa the son of Masinissa and a Carthaginian embassy make more accusations against each other before the senate.
+Liv_43.3'5-7.
24 ROM Document: CIL_1.2661, recording public works at an unknown location.
25 AEG The Rhodians agree to release their Macedonian prisoners for a ransom.
~Polyb_27.14'1-2; { Walbank_p313.}

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