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205 B.C. Olympiad 143.4


Consuls: P. Cornelius P.f. Scipio, P. Licinius P.f. Crassus Dives
Athenian archon: Isocrates

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1 LYC {2 Audnaeus -M = Dec./Jan.} Document: SEG_38.1476, the response of Xanthus to an appeal for aid from the town of Cytenium in Doris.
1a ROM The Roman senate debates whether to invade Africa.
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Diod_27.2'1; +Liv_28.38'12-45'12; Quint_3.8'17, '37; , Silius_16'600-700;L  Plut:Fab_25'1-26'2; +Appian:Hann_55, :Pun_6-7; Polyaen_8.14'2; DioCass_fr.57'52; +Zonar_9'11;(p233)  { CAH_8'62; OCD_scipio.}
2 Scipio leaves for Sicily.
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+Liv_28.45'13-46'6; +Appian:Hann_55, :Pun_8; { OCD_s.}
3 CIS Mago arrives in Liguria.
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+Liv_28.46'7-14, 29.3'15; ~Appian:Hann_54; +Zonar_9'11;(p233)  { CAH_8'56; OCD_m.}
4 NUM Masinissa recovers his father's kingdom.
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+Liv_29.30'1-13; Appian:Pun_10-11.(↓) 
5 ITA Hannibal is forced to remain mostly inactive by an epidemic in his army and by lack of supplies.
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+Liv_28.46'15-16; ~Appian:Hann_54; +Zonar_9'11;(p233)  { CAH_8'56.}
6 SIC Scipio prepares an army of invasion in Sicily.
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Ennius:Ann_297-299; +Liv_29.1'1-18, 38.51'1; ValMax_3.6'1,L  7.3'3;L  Sen:Dial_3.11'6; Tac:Ann_2'59; Plut:Mor_196'C; +Appian:Hann_55, :Pun_8; +Zonar_9'11;(p233)  { CAH_8'63; Green_704.}
7 SPA The Romans crush a rebellion by Indibilis and Mandonius.
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+Liv_29.1'19-3'6; Appian:Hisp_38; { CAH_8'60-61.}
8 MAC Philippus marches to Apollonia to face a Roman force led by Sempronius.
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+Liv_29.12'2-7; +Zonar_9'11;(p233)  { CAH_8'104; Green_300.}
9 GRE ?? Paulus, a friend of Lacydes, resists bravely when put to torture.
ClemAl:Strom_4'8.
10 << The death of the philosopher Lacydes, after a long illness.
~Apollod:Fr_47.
10a ?? Document: Syll_554, a decree of the Aetolian League recognising the inviolability of Magnesia.
11 ASI ?? Antiochus sends Jewish settlers to Phrygia and Lycia.
Joseph:AJ_12'147; { While Antiochus was away in the east.}
12 EXT ?? Antiochus receives the epithet "the Great".
Appian:Syr_1; { Green_296.}
13 PER ?? Document: Austin_190B  (OGIS_233), a decree of Antiocheia-in-Persis renewing its close connections with Magnesia on the Maeander.
14 CIS Mago receives reinforcements from Carthage, and sets about raising an army from Liguria.
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+Liv_29.3'7-5'9, 24'5; ~Appian:Hann_54, :Pun_9; Zonar_9'11.(p235) 
15 ITA The Romans recapture Locri, despite a counter-attack by Hannibal.
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+Liv_29.6'1-8'5, 17'1-4, '10; +Appian:Hann_55; +Zonar_9'11;(p235)  { CAH_8'56; OCD_scipio.}
16 NUM << Syphax defeats Masinissa and drives him out of his kingdom.
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~Liv_29.31'1-33'9, 30.13'7, 37.25'9; Appian:Pun_11-12; DioCass_fr.57'53; { CAH_8'63, '527.}
17 ITA The vicious conduct of Pleminius as Roman governor of Locri.
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Diod_27.4'1-5; +Liv_29.8'6-9'12, 18'7-15, 34.44'7; ValMax_1.1'21;L  +Appian:Hann_55; { CAH_8'56.}
18 EPI ++ General descriptions of the First Macedonian War.
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Silius_15'291-316;L  Zonar_9'15.(p277) 
19 The peace of Phoenice between the Romans and Philippus; end of the First Macedonian War.
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Polyb_18.1'14; Sall:Hist_4.67'6; +Liv_29.12'8-16, 31.1'8, 31'19; Silius_15'317-319;L  Appian:Mac_3'4;(4)  Just_29.4'11; Trog:Prol_29; +Zonar_9'11;(p233)  { CAH_8'104-105; OCD_phil.}
20 ROM Q.Caecilius Metellus is appointed dictator to hold the consular elections.
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Ennius:Ann_300-305; Liv_30.23'3, 35.8'4; +FastCap_p62; { OCD_m.}
21 == After consulting the Sibylline Books, the Romans send envoys to Attalus in an attempt to obtain the sacred stone of the Idaean Mother.
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Cic:HarResp_27; +Liv_29.10'4-11'8, 38'6; Ovid:Fast_4'249-290; Strab_12'567;(5.3)  ~Appian:Hann_56; Herodian_1.11'3; Julian:Or_5.159'C-D; August:DeCiv_3'12; { CAH_8'427.}
22 ITA == T.Flamininus as praetor is appointed governor of Tarentum.
Plut:Flam_1'4-5; { OCD_f.}
23 GRE Document: Syll_539, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of Eudamus of Athens, a hieromnemon.
24 ROM >> A temple vowed to Virtue by Marcellus is dedicated by his son.
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+Liv_29.11'13; Plut:Mor_322'C.

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