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181 B.C. Olympiad 149.4


Consuls: P. Cornelius L.f. Cethegus, M. Baebius Q.f. Tamphilus
Athenian archon: Hippias
Achaean General: Hyperbatus

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1 ROM {23 April -R = ?January} The temple of Venus Erycina is dedicated by L.Porcius.
* Read Livy's account
#CIL_add.7'Apr23, 8'Oct24; +Liv_40.34'4; #Ovid:Fast_4'871-876; { CAH_8'441; the Fasti Praenestini give the day as 24 October - perhaps in confusion with an earlier temple, dedicated in 215 B.C.}
2 PEL The assembly of the Achaean League reacts cautiously to the decisions of the Roman senate about Messene and Sparta.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_24.2'1-3'1; Paus_7.9'7; { CAH_8'299.}
3 CIS Paullus decisively defeats the Ingauni in Liguria.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_40.25'1-28'10; Frontin:Str_3.17'2; Plut:Aem_6'1-7; +Obseq_6; { CAH_8'116<182?>; OCD_p.}
4 PAL ?? Hyrcanus the son of Joseph is forced to leave Judaea and settles on the other side of the river Jordan.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:AJ_12'228-234; +Hieron:Chron_1836; { This was probably at least seven years before the death of Seleucus IV (Joseph:AJ_12'234).}
5 ROM {13 November -R = ?August} The temple of Pietas is dedicated by M'.Glabrio.
* Read Livy's account
CIL_add.7'Nov13; +Liv_40.34'5-6; !Plin:HN_7'121;L  AmmMarc_14.6'8; { OCD_p.}
6 MAC Philippus leads an expedition to the top of Mt.Haemus.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_40.20'5-22'15; Flor_1.28'4.
7 SYR Seleucus IV decides not to help Pharnaces in the war against Eumenes, because of the terms of the treaty of Apameia.
* Read Diodorus' account
@  Polyb_fr'96; ~Diod_29.23'1-24'1; { CAH_8'329.}
8 SPA Flaccus defeats the Celtiberi near Aebura and captures Contrebia.
* Read Livy's account
~Diod_29.28'1; +Liv_40.30'1-34'1, 54'9, 42.34'9; Frontin:Str_2.5'8; Appian:Hisp_42; Oros_4.20'31;L  { CAH_8'125.}
9 ROM The triumph of Paullus, over the Ligurians.
* Read Livy's account
~Diod_29.26'1; +Liv_40.34'7-14; CIL_11.1829; [Vict]:VirIll_56'1-2.L 
10 Q.Fulvius Flaccus suffers a third defeat in the consular elections.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_40.35'1-2, 37'6.
11 ROM == The "books of Numa" are discovered, but they are publicly burnt by the praetor Q.Petillius.
* Read Livy's account
+Plin:HN_13'84-87<q"L  Hemina>; +Liv_40.29'3-14; +Plut:Num_22'7-8; [Vict]:VirIll_3'2;L  August:DeCiv_7'34, '35,(↓)  8'5;(↓)  { CAH_8'220; OCD_p.}
12 IT+ == Roman colonies are founded at Aquileia and Graviscae.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_40.29'1-2, 34'2-3; +CIL_6.1283; Strab_5'214;(1.8)  ~Vell_1.15'2; +Obseq_6; { CAH_8'118; OCD_a.}
13 ROM {March -R = ?December} The new consuls enter office, and the brothers of Eumenes appear before the senate in an attempt to secure peace with Pharnaces.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_24.5'1-8; ~Diod_29.22'1; +Liv_40.35'2-36'13.
14 ASI {Dius -M} Document: Austin_238,B  a letter from Eumenes to Artemidorus, the governor of Telmessus.
15 ?? Document: Syll_588, a treaty ending a war between Magnesia and Miletus. { Errington_p235.}
16 EGY ?? Document: OGIS_99, a statue dedicated by the Lycian League at Alexandria.
17 ?? Document: OGIS_100, a statue of Apollonius at Bubastis.

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