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214 B.C. Olympiad 141.3


Consuls: Q. Fabius Q.f. Maximus Verrucosus (IV), M. Claudius M.f. Marcellus (III)
Athenian archon: Diocles

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1 ROM Q.Fabius supervises elections, in which he is re-elected as consul.
* Read Livy's account
Ennius:Ann_287; ~Liv_24.7'10-9'6, 27.6'8; Strab_5'245;(4.6)  { CAH_8'70; OCD_f.}
2 The Romans assign eighteen legions to the commanders of the war against the Carthaginians.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_24.11'1-9, 12'7-8, 34.6'13.
3 ?? Chrysippus attends the lectures of Lacydes.
DiogLaert_7'183-184.
4 ?? Lacydes helps in the acquittal of his friend Cephisocrates.
Plut:Mor_63'E.(4) 
5 ?? Lacydes is constantly followed around by a goose.
Plin:HN_10'51.L 
6 ?? Sayings of Lacydes, addressed to Attalus and others.
DiogLaert_4'60.
7 ++ General comments on the character of Lacydes.
* Read Diogenes' account
Aelian:VH_2'41; DiogLaert_1'14, 4'59-60; Suda_L'72.
8 << Lacydes resigns as head of the Academy.
* Read Apollodorus' account
Apollod:Fr_47; DiogLaert_4'60, ~'61; { Lacydes was head of the Academy for 26 years.}
8a ASI << Document: Inscr_121, a treaty of isopoliteia between Miletus and Mylasa. { Errington_p180}
9 ITA Hannibal devastates Campania and attacks Nola, but fails to capture any cities.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:Sen_14; +Liv_24.12'1-13'11, 17'1-8; +Zonar_9'4;(p169)  { CAH_8'53.}
10 Gracchus defeats Hanno near Beneventum.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_24.14'1-16'19, 25.6'1, 26.2'10; Frontin:Str_3.7'24; +Zonar_9'4;(p169)  { CAH_8'53; OCD-g.}
11 MAC {13 Gorpiaeus = July/August} Document: BD_31 (Syll_543'23-49), a second letter of Philippus to Larissa, and the subsequent decree of the city assembly.
12 PEL << Aratus persuades Philippus to spare Messene.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_7.10'1-14'6; ~Plut:Arat_49'1-50'10; { Green_298=215.}
13 EGY << Hieronymus sends Zoippus on an embassy to Ptolemy.
+Liv_24.16'1.
14 SIC << Sosis, a parasite of Hieronymus, persuades him to kill Thrason, another parasite.
Athen_6.251'e-f<q" Baton>.
15 << Hieronymus marries a prostitute called Peitho.
Athen_13.577'a<q" Eumachus>.
16 ++ Atrocities at Syracuse during the brief reign of Hieronymus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_7.7'1-8; Diod_26.15'1; Liv_24.21'3, 25'2, 25.29'2; Suda_I'200.
17 Hieronymus is assassinated at Leontini.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_7.6'1-7'8; ~Liv_24.7'1-9, 25.25'3, 26.30'2; Silius_14'99-109;L  Suda_I'200; { CAH_8'61; OCD_l=215.}
18 ROM Harsh measures taken by the censors against unpatriotic citizens.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_24.18'1-15, 34.5'10; ValMax_2.9'8;L  Frontin:Str_4.1'25.
19 MAC The Romans relieve Apollonia; start of the First Macedonian War.
* Read Livy's account
Ennius:Ann_324; Vitr_10.16'9-10; ~Liv_24.40'1-17, 31.7'4; ~Plut:Arat_51'1-2; Flor_1.23'6-7; Paus_7.7'7; Just_29.4'4; Festus:Brev_7'1; ~Eutrop_3.13'3; ~Zonar_9'4;(p169)  { CAH_8'98; Green_297.}
20 BAE The Roman and Carthaginian armies fight near Munda.
* Read Livy's account
~Liv_24.41'1-42'8; ~Eutrop_3.13'3; ~Zonar_9'3;(p165)  { See Lazenby, p.129.}
21 SIC Democracy is restored at Syracuse.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_24.21'1-23'4, 25'3-4.
22 Adranadorus and Themistus are put to death for allegedly planning to seize power at Syracuse.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_26.15'2; +Liv_24.23'5-27'5; ValMax_3.2e'9.L 
23 ASI Antiochus captures most of Sardis, and forces Achaeus back into the citadel.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_7.15'2-18'10, 8.12'2; { At this stage, Sardis had already been under siege for over a year.}
23a ?? Document: Inscr_36, decrees of Rhodes concerning a dispute between Olympichus and Iasus in Caria.
24 ITA The Roman consuls capture Casilinum.
+Liv_24.19'1-11; { CAH_8'53; OCD_marcellus.}
25 PEL Demetrius of Pharus dies in an attack on Messene.
* Read Pausanias' account
Polyb_3.19'11, 9.30'2; Liv_32.21'3; Strab_8'361;(4.8)  ~Plut:Arat_51'2-4; Appian:Ill_8; Paus_4.29'1-5, 32'2; Zonar_8'20;(p53)  { OCD_d; Green_298=215.}
26 ITA Hannibal advances to Tarentum.
+Liv_24.20'1-16; { CAH_8'53.}
27 SIC The Romans capture Leontini.
* Read Livy's account
~Liv_24.27'6-30'11, 25.29'3, 26.30'4; Silius_14'110-178;L  Plut:Marc_13'1-3, 14'1-2; { Green_227=213.}
28 Hippocrates and Epicydes come to power in a revolution at Syracuse.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_8.3'1; ~Liv_24.30'12-32'9, 26.30'7; Plut:Marc_14'3; +Zonar_9'4;(p171)  { CAH_8'61.}
29 ROM The brothers P. and L.Scipio are both elected to be aedile for the following year.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_10.4'1-5'10; ~Liv_25.2'6-8; Vell_2.8'2; { OCD_s.}
30 {? December} The tribune L.Metellus unsuccessfully attempts to bring the censors to trial, after he has been degraded by them.
~Liv_24.43'1-3.
31 SIC >> M.Cato serves as tribunus militum in Sicily.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Nepos:Cat_1'2; Plut:CatMai_3'3; [Vict]:VirIll_47'1.L 

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