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187 B.C. Olympiad 148.2


Consuls: M. Aemilius M.f. Lepidus, C. Flaminius C.f.
Athenian archon: Theoxenus

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1 ROM An acrimonious debate in the senate about the granting of a triumph to Cn.Manlius.
+Liv_38.44'9-50'3.
1a MES {Shabatu -B = February} Antiochus visits Babylon and is shown the purple robe of Nebuchadnezzar.
AstrDiar_187A.rev'5-18.
2 CIL ?? Document: OGIS_230, a dedication at Soli by Ptolemaeus, son of Thraseas.
3 SYR ?? Antiochus writes to the cities in his kingdom, telling them not to obey his commands if they are contrary to existing laws.
Plut:Mor_183'F.
3b ?? Antiochus builds a new quarter in the city of Antioch.
Liban:Or_11'119-120;B  { This was probably the completion of the building work that was started by Seleucus II.}
4 ?? The historian Hegesianax is selected to be one of Antiochus' "friends" after reciting his works at the king's court.
Athen_4.155'b<q" DemetrSc>.
5 ++ Antiochus fails to live up to the promise of the early years of his reign.
* Read Suda's account
Polyb_15.37'1-2; Suda_A'2693.
6 PER {25 month 3 - B = 3 July} The death of Antiochus III, and accession of Seleucus IV.
* Read Justin's account
#BabylChron_BM.35603'R6-8; Diod_28.3'1, 29.15'1; Strab_16'744;(1.18)  Joseph:AJ_12'223; Appian:Syr_66; Just_32.2'1-2; Porph:Fr_47; +[Euseb]:Chron_253, 263; [Vict]:VirIll_54'4;L  +Hieron:Chron_1830; Sulpit_2'19; ExcBarb_46A; +Zonar_9'21;(p327)  { CAH_8'351; Green_422.}
6a MAC ?? Document: IG_9.2.525, a list of victors in the Eleutheria games at Larissa.
6b AEG << Document: BD_(2)42,B  a decree of Chios concerning the cult of the goddess Roma.
6c << Document: SEG_55.926, regulations for a priest of Eumenes at Cos.
6d LYC << Document: SEG_57.1663, decree of Melanippium, after coming into alliance with the Rhodians.
7 ROM Scipio Africanus is brought to trial by the Petillii, but wins the sympathy of the audience by recalling his victory over Carthage.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_23.14'1-4; Diod_29.21'1; +Liv_38.50'4-51'14, 56'2, '6; ValMax_3.7'1;L  Plut:CatMai_15'1-2, :Mor_196'F, 540'F-541'A; Appian:Syr_39-41;(↓)  Gell_4.18'3-6; DioCass_fr.63'1; [Vict]:VirIll_47'17;L  Zonar_9'20;(p321)  { CAH_8'179-180=184; OCD_p.}
8 Scipio Africanus tears up his account books, when they are demanded as evidence in the prosecution of L.Scipio.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_23.14'7-12; Diod_29.21'1; +Liv_38.55'10-12; ValMax_3.7'1;L  Sen:Dial_11.14'4; Gell_4.18'7-12; [Vict]:VirIll_47'17-18;L  { CAH_8'179; OCD_s.}
9 Scipio Africanus leaves Rome, and the tribune Ti.Gracchus intervenes to prevent his trial continuing in his absence.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_38.52'1-53'7; Sen:Dial_10.17'6; DioCass_fr.65'1; August:DeCiv_3'21; { CAH_8'180=184.}
10 CIS The consuls subdue some more Ligurian tribes.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_39.1'1-2'11, 20'2, 40.52'1; Strab_5'217;(1.11)  DioCass_fr.65'2; { CAH_8'115.}
11 Lepidus rebukes the praetor M.Furius for an unprovoked attack on the Cenomani.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_29.14'1; +Liv_39.3'1-3; { CAH_8'112.}
12 ROM Gracchus saves L.Scipio from imprisonment.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:ProvCon_18; +Liv_38.54'1-60'10; ValMax_4.1'8,L  8.1d'1;L  Plin:HN_pref'10;L  Plut:CatMai_15'2, 32'4; Ampel_19'3;L  Gell_6.19'1-8; DioCass_fr.63'1, 65'1; [Vict]:VirIll_53'2,L  Zonar_9'20;(p323)  { CAH_8'179.}
13 Gracchus marries Cornelia.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_38.57'2-8; ValMax_4.2'3;L  Seneca:Contr_5'2;L  Plut:TGrac_1'3, 4'4; Juvenal_6'166-171;L  Gell_12.8'1-4; ~DioCass_fr.65'1.
14 {December 21 -R = ?August} The triumph of M.Fulvius, over the Aetolians and Cephallenia.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:Mur_31; +Liv_39.4'1-5'17; #FastTr_p103; Gell_5.6'24-26; [Vict]:VirIll_52'2;L  Eutrop_4.5'1; { Green_707.}
15 ROM Document: CIL_1.615 & 1.616, two dedications made by M.Fulvius out of the booty from Aetolia.
16 CIS The consuls construct two roads in Cisalpine Gaul, the Via Flaminia and the Via Aemilia.
+Liv_39.2'6, '10; { CAH_8'114; OCD_v.}
17 CIS Document: CIL_1.617 & 1.618, two milestones from the Via Aemilia near Bononia.
18 PEL Lepidus writes a letter criticizing the Achaeans' treatment of Sparta.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_22.3'1-4, 7'1; { CAH_8'291.}
19 Renewal of the treaty between the Achaean League and Egypt.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_22.3'5-9, 7'1, 9'11, 24.6'4; { See Walbank, p.178.}
19a ?? Document: Syll_623, a decree of Thisoa in Arcadia.
20 ROM {5 March -R = ?November} The triumph of Cn.Manlius, over the Galatians, which brings back new luxuries to Rome.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_39.6'3-7'7; #FastTr_p103; Plin:HN_34'14,L  37'12;L  August:DeCiv_3'21; { OCD_m.}
21 == The praetor Q.Culleo forces illegal Latin immigrants to leave Rome.
+Liv_39.3'4-6.
22 == The birth of Demetrius, the son of Seleucus.
GranLic_10; { OCD_d.}

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