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173 B.C. Olympiad 151.4


Consuls: L. Postumius A.f. Albinus, M. Popillius P.f. Laenas
Athenian archon: Alexis

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1 ROM {3 May -R = ?Feb} After crop failures, the senate decrees that the festival of Floralia should be celebrated every year.
#Ovid:Fast_5'311-330.
2 {13 August -R = ?May} Q.Fulvius dedicates the temple of Fortuna Equestris, for which he strips the roof tiles off the temple of Juno at Lacinium.
* Read Livy's account
#CIL_add.7'Aug13; +Liv_42.3'1-11, 28'10, '12; ValMax_1.1'20;L  { CAH_8'503; OCD_fulv.}
3 GRE A Roman embassy investigates social unrest in Aetolia and Thessaly, and M.Marcellus addresses the assembly of the Achaean League.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_29.33'1; +Liv_42.2'1-7, 4'5-6'5; { CAH_8'305; Green_427.}
4 CIS M.Popillius ruthlessly subdues the Ligurians.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:Off_1'36; +Liv_42.7'1-9'6, 10'9, 21'6-7, 45.15'10; { CAH_8'116.}
4a EGY {17 Mesore -E = Sept.} Document: SelPap_1.1A, a marriage contract of Greek residents in Crocodilopolis.
5 ROM An embassy from Antiochus establishes friendly relations between the king and the Romans.
+Liv_42.6'6-17; { Green_429.}
6 ?? The Lex Cicereia provides regulations for sureties.
Gaius:Inst_3'123.L 
7 ?? Q.Fabius Labeo judges a dispute between Neapolis and Nola.
Cic:Off_1'33; { Labeo was consul in 183 B.C.}
8 == The Epicurean philosophers Alcaeus and Philiscus are expelled from Rome.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_12.547'a; Aelian:VH_9'12, :Fr_39; { CAH_8'461; Green_709.}
9 CIS == The senate appoints a commission to allot vacant land in Liguria and Cisalpine Gaul to Roman citizens and Latin allies.
+Liv_42.4'3-4; { CAH_8'117, '213.}
10 ROM Postumius holds the elections for new magistrates; for the first time, two plebeian consuls are elected.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_42.9'7-8; +FastCap_p66.
11 >> Eumenes visits Rome and accuses Perseus before the senate.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_29.34'1; +Liv_42.11'1-14'10; ValMax_2.2'1;L  Plut:CatMai_8'12-13; Appian:Mac_11'1-3;(17)  { CAH_8'322..}

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