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202 B.C. Olympiad 144.3


Consuls: Ti. Claudius P.f. Nero, M. Servilius C.f. Pulex Geminus
Athenian archon: Proxenides
Achaean General: Lysippus

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1 EGY ?? Rebellion breaks out in Egypt and its overseas territories, during the ascendancy of Agathocles.
Inscr_20'D; Porph:Fr_45; { Hölbl_p154-155; the rebels were in control of Thebes from 206 B.C. onwards.}
2 ++ Sosibius, the associate of Agathocles, enjoys a good reputation despite his evil character.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_15.25'1-2, 16.22'1-2; Suda_S'859; { Sosibius appears to have died or retired before the death of Agathocles.}
3 << The violent death of Agathocles, the chief minister of Ptolemy.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_15.25'20-34'6, 35'7; Just_30.2'7; { CAH_8'251; Green_704.}
4 AFR The Carthaginians seize some Roman transport ships bringing supplies to Scipio.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_15.1'1-4'12; Diod_28.11'1-12'2; ~Liv_30.24'5-25'12; ValMax_6.6'4;L  Frontin:Str_3.6'1; Plut:Mor_196'C-D; ~Appian:Pun_34-35; DioCass_fr.57'72, '75; Eutrop_3.22'1; Zonar_9'13;(p259)  { CAH_8'64.}
5 ROM {March -R} Claudius is allotted Africa as his province.
+Liv_30.27'1-28'11.
5a MES {Nisanu or Abu -B} Document: Inscr_206, a record of building work by Anu-uballiṭ Cephalon at Uruk.
6 ASI << The "partition pact" between Antiochus and Philippus: an informal agreement to seize the overseas territories of Ptolemy V.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_3.2'8, ~15.20'1-8; Diod_28.2'1-4'1; Liv_31.14'5; Appian:Mac_4'1;(5)  Trog:Prol_30; Porph:Fr_45; { Green_304.}
7 AFR The death of Hasdrubal, son of Gisgo.
* Read Appian's account
Frontin:Str_1.8'10; ~Appian:Pun_36-38; ~Zonar_9'13;(p261)  { OCD_h.}
8 ROM {July -R} Apprehension and omens at Rome before the battle of Zama.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_30.38'6-12; +Zonar_9'14.(p261) 
9 AEG Philippus captures Cius and Thasos.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_15.21'1-24'6, 18.3'12, 4'5-7, 54'8-10; Liv_31.31'4, 32.21'22, 33'16; Strab_12'563-564;(4.3)  Plut:Mor_245'B-C; Appian:Mac_4'1;(5)  Suda_M'1204; { CAH_8'252; Green_306.}
10 AFR Scipio captures three Carthaginian spies, but releases them unharmed.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_15.5'1-7; +Liv_30.29'1-3; ValMax_3.7'1;L  ~Appian:Pun_39; Polyaen_8.16'8; Eutrop_3.22'2; Suda_A'2452; +Zonar_9'14.(p263) 
11 Scipio and Hannibal hold a conference on the night before joining in battle.
* Read Polybius' account
Ennius:Ann_315; ~Polyb_15.5'8-9'1; Nepos_23.6'2; +Liv_30.29'4-32'3; Plut:Flam_21'2; Flor_1.22'58-59; ~Appian:Pun_39; Eutrop_3.22'2; ~Oros_4.19'2;L  +Zonar_9'14;(p265)  { CAH_8'64.}
12 {? October} Scipio defeats Hannibal at Zama.
* Read Polybius' account
Ennius:Ann_307-314, :Fr_p396'5-6; ~Polyb_15.9'2-16'6; Nepos_23.6'3-4; +Liv_30.32'4-35'11, 38.51'7-9; Frontin:Str_2.3'16; Silius_17'291-617;L  Flor_1.22'60-61; ~Appian:Pun_40-48; Gell_4.18'3; Eutrop_3.22'2-23'2; ~Oros_4.19'3;L  +Zonar_9'14;(p267)  { CAH_8'64; OCD_z.}
13 GRE {Sept./Oct.} Two youths from Acarnania are put to death after accidentally entering the mysteries at Eleusis.
Liv_31.14'6-9; { This happened shortly before Philippus' invasion of Attica.}
13a EPI << Document: BD_129 (RC_35), a letter from Amynander of Athamania to Teos.
14 ROM An embassy from the Aetolians attempts to gain Roman support against Philippus.
Appian:Mac_4'2;(5)  { Green_705.}
15 AFR {17 December -R} A force of Numidians led by Vermina is completely defeated by the Romans.
* Read Livy's account
#Liv_30.36'1-8, 40'3.
16 SAR Claudius is prevented by a storm from sailing to Africa.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_30.39'1-3; +Zonar_9'14.(p263) 
17 ROM ?? The sons of freedmen are allowed to wear the toga praetexta, so that they can participate in rites prescribed by the Sibylline Books.
Macrob:Sat_1.6'13-14.L 
18 ?? L.Fulvius is sent to prison for wearing a chaplet of roses.
Plin:HN_21'8.L 
19 AFR ?? Stratagems employed by Hannibal during the Second Punic War.
* Read Frontinus' account
Frontin:Str_2.5'13, 3.16'4.
20 ?? Many Romans desert or are captured and sold into slavery by Hannibal during the war.
* Read Plutarch's account
ValMax_5.2'6;L  Plut:Flam_13'6-7.
21 ++ The perseverance and skilful leadership of Hannibal during the war.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_9.22'1-26'11, 11.19'1-7, 18.28'6-9, 23.13'1-2; Lucil_952-953; Cic:Sest_142; Diod_29.19'1; Nepos_23.1'1-2; DioCass_fr.54'1-11; Just_30.4'9.
22 ++ General comments on the Second Punic War.
* Read Dio's account
Diod_37.1'4; Silius_1'1-8;L  Flor_1.22'1; Appian:Hisp_4; DioCass_fr.52'1-2; Zonar_9'14.(p273) 
23 Peace terms are agreed between the Romans and the Carthaginians; the end of the Second Punic War.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_15.17'1-19'9; Nepos_23.7'1; +Liv_30.36'9-38'5, 42.23'3-4; Plin:HN_33'51;L  Silius_17'618-624;L  Plut:CatMai_26'2, :Flam_21'2, :Mor_196'D; Appian:Pun_2, ~49-56, 59; Ampel_37'1-2;L  Gell_7.5'1; DioCass_fr.57'82; ~Oros_4.19'4;L  ~Zonar_9'14;(p269)  { CAH_8'64-65.}
24 ITA The Romans punish the Bruttii for their support of Hannibal.
Gell_10.3'19.

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