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197 B.C. Olympiad 145.4


Consuls: C. Cornelius L.f. Cethegus, Q. Minucius C.f. Rufus
Athenian archon: Sositeles

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1 EGY {26 Hathyr -E = 4 Daesius -M = January} Document: BD_32A, a letter to Athenodorus the dioecetes, concerning the registration of slave called Thasion.
1a PEL Philippus allows Nabis to take possession of Argos.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_18.17'1-5; +Liv_32.38'1-40'11, 34.31'5-32'19; Just_30.4'5; ~Zonar_9'16;(p289)  { CAH_8'268; Green_310.}
2 GRE Flamininus forces the Boeotians to enter into alliance with the Romans.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_18.17'6, 21.20'5; +Liv_33.1'1-2'6; ~Plut:Flam_6'1-5, :Cam_19'11; +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'268.}
2a CRE Document: OGIS_270, a decree of Aptara in honour of Attalus.
3 ASI ?? Attalus destroys Gergitha in the Troad and resettles its inhabitants.
Strab_13'616.(1.70) 
4 ?? An oracular response from Delphi predicts that Attalus' family will reign until the time of his grandchildren.
* Read Pausanias' account
Diod_34.13'1; Paus_10.15'3.
5 ?? Attalus appoints Ctesiphon of Athens to be a judge in Aeolis.
Athen_15.697'c-d<q" DemetrSc>.
6 ?? Lysimachus is the teacher and parasite of Attalus.
Athen_6.252'c.
7 ++ General comments on the achievements of Attalus, a loyal ally of the Romans.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.41'1-10, 21.20'2-4.
8 GRE Attalus I dies at Thebes after suffering a stroke there.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_21.20'5, 32.8'3; +Liv_33.2'7-9; Strab_13'624;(4.2)  Suda_E'3579; { OCD_a; Green_311.}
9 MAC The Romans advance into Thessaly.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_18.18'1-20'1; +Liv_33.3'1-6'7; ~Plut:Flam_7'3; +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'268.}
10 SYR << Antiochus arranges the betrothal of his daughter Cleopatra to Ptolemy.
~Porph:Fr_47; { In the seventh year of Ptolemy's reign.}
10a THR ?? Document: SEG_38.603, an alliance between Philippus and Lysimacheia.
11 ?? The Thracians sack Lysimacheia.
* Read Livy's account
Liv_33.38'11; Appian:Syr_1'
12 AEG ?? Document: Austin_145,B  a decree of Samos in honour of Diodorus, a public doctor.
12a GRE {Panemus -G = August/Sept.} Document: Inscr_24.J, the manumission of a slave-girl by an officer of king Attalus.
13 EPI L.Flamininus defeats the Acarnanians at Leucas.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.16'1-17'15; ~Zonar_9'16.(p293) 
14 CIS Cethegus defeats the Insubres and Cenomani near the river Mincius.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_32.29'5-31'6, 33.22'4-8, 23'2, 34.53'3; +CIL_6.31630; +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'112.}
15 SPA The chieftains Culcha and Luxinius start a rebellion in Spain.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.21'6-9, 34.10'5; Appian:Hisp_39; { CAH_8'122.}
16 EGY Ptolemy V captures the rebel stronghold at Lycopolis.
* Read Polybius' account
+OGIS_90'21-28<t= BD_137>; BD_110'5; Polyb_22.17'1-2; { See Walbank_p204.}
17 MAC Flamininus defeats Philippus at the battle of Cynoscephalae.
* Read Polybius' account
AnthPal_7.247<q" Alcaeus>; Ennius:Ann_333-342; ~Polyb_18.20'2-27'7; +Liv_33.6'8-10'10, 35.48'12-13; Strab_9'441;(5.20)  ~Plut:Flam_7'4-9'4, 23'6; Paus_7.8'7; Just_30.4'5-16; [Euseb]:Chron_243; Oros_4.20'5-9;L  +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'268; OCD_p.}
18 PEL The Achaeans defeats Philippus's general Androsthenes near Corinth.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.14'1-15'16; ~Zonar_9'16.(p293) 
19 ASI The Rhodians defeat Philippus's general Dinocrates near Alabanda.
+Liv_33.18'1-22.
20 CIL The Rhodians send an embassy to Antiochus, in an attempt to restrain his advance to the west.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_30.31'6; +Liv_33.18'22, 19'8-20'13; Appian:Syr_1'
21 LYC The inhabitants of Arycanda in Lycia give their support to Mithridates, the son of Antiochus.
Athen_12.528'a<q" Agatharch>; { Though Athenaeus does not state the identity of this Mithridates, the story probably dates to the period when Antiochus regained control of Lycia.}
21a Document: OGIS_746, recording the consecration of Xanthus by Antiochus.
22 MAC ++ General comments on the course of the Second Macedonian War, and the role of the various Greek states during the war.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_18.47'6, '13, 21.23'7, 38.3'3-4; Sall:Hist_4.67'5-6; Liv_34.59'5, 35.10'8, 36.7'8-9, 42.37'8; Plut:Mor_324'C; Flor_1.23'2-3, 24'5; Paus_1.36'5, 7.8'9; Zonar_9'18.(p305) 
23 Flamininus agrees peace terms with Philippus; the end of the Second Macedonian War.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.33'2-39'7; +Liv_33.11'1-13'15, 19'1-7, 39.23'7; Strab_10'462;(2.25)  Plut:Aem_8'4-5, ~:Flam_9'5-11, :Arat_54'4-5; Appian:Mac_9'1-3;(10)  Paus_7.8'7-8; Ampel_16'3;L  DioCass_fr.60'1; Just_30.4'17-18; Eutrop_4.2'1; +Zonar_9'16;(p293)  { CAH_8'268-269; OCD_p.}
24 ASI Antiochus captures Ephesus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.40a'1; Porph:Fr_46; Liban:Or_11'121;B  Suda_E'3529; { CAH_8'271; Green_706.}
25 AEG Antiochus defeats Rhodes, Samos, Colophon and Phocaea in a naval battle.
Porph:Fr_47; { The details of this battle, if it ever happened, have been exaggerated.}
25a ?? Document: Syll_584, a decree of Delos in honour of Nabis of Lacedaemon.
26 EGY Scopas the Aetolian is put to death after being accused of treason by Aristomenes.
~Polyb_18.53'1-55'2.
27 Polycrates of Argos returns after several years as governor of Cyprus, and organises the coming of age (anacleteria) of Ptolemy V.
* Read Suda's account
~Polyb_18.55'3-9; Suda_P'1978; { See Holbl, p138-9.}
28 ROM Cethegus celebrates a triumph over the Gauls, but the senate refuses to grant an official triumph to Minucius.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.22'1-23'9; +FastTr_p102; { CAH_8'112, '115.}
29 SPA == C.Tuditanus is defeated and killed in Spain.
* Read Livy's account
~Liv_33.25'9; ValMax_3.7'1;L  Oros_4.20'10;L  { CAH_8'122.}
30 ROM == Accius incorrectly states that Livius Andronicus was still alive and producing plays in this year.
+Cic:Brut_73.
31 {March -R} The consuls enter office and the Romans ratify the peace with Philippus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.42'1-8; +Liv_33.24'5-7, 25'4-27'4; Appian:Mac_9'3;(12)  { CAH_8'269.}

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