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242 B.C. Olympiad 134.3


Consuls: C. Lutatius C.f. Catulus, A. Postumius A.f. Albinus
Athenian archon: (?) Phanomachus

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1 ROM << The Romans build a new fleet, which is paid for by private contributions.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_1.59'2-8; ~Zonar_8'16;(p13)  { ~CAH_7.2'564; Green_698.}
2 Metellus, the pontifex maximus, prevents Postumius from going to Sicily.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_37.51'1-2; +[Liv]:Per_19; ValMax_1.1'2;L  Tac:Ann_3'71.
2a << Ptolemaeus "Andromachou" is killed in Ephesus by Thracian mercenaries.
PHaun_6'11-13; Athen_13.593'a-b; { Hölbl_p50; Bennett.}
3 SYR << Seleucus' army is defeated by the Egyptians, and forced to retreat to Antioch.
* Read Justin's account
Daniel_11'9; ~Just_27.2'4-5; { Hölbl_p50.}
4 MES Seleucus founds the city of Callinicum.
+ChronPasc_429'B.
5 SIC Lutatius besieges Drepana.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_1.59'8-12; Diod_24.11'1; ~Oros_4.10'5;L  +Zonar_8'17;(p13)  { CAH_7.2'565.}
5a GRE << Antigonus forms an alliance with the Aetolian League.
Polyb_2.43'9-10, 9.34'6-7; { CAH_7.1'251; Green_698; Scholten_p93?245.}
5b ?? %:p/polycritus*1 Polycritus, a leader of the Aetolians, is reported to have appeared and talked at an assembly of the league after his death.
Phlegon:Mir_2'1-9; { Also mentioned by Proclus ( Greek text: archive.org ); see Scholten_p89.}
6 PEL << Ptolemy III is proclaimed to be leader of the Achaean League.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Arat_24'4-6; Paus_2.8'5; { CAH_7.1'251-252; Green_153.}
7 Aratus invades Attica.
~Plut:Arat_24'3-4; { CAH_7.1'252; Green_698.}
7a LYC << Document: SEG_36.1218, a letter from Ptolemy III to the city of Xanthus.
8 EGY {16 Payni -E = August} Document: BD_97, a letter from Horus to Harmais.
8a Document: SelPap_2.392, an order for the payment of rent on the land of Alcetas.
8b MAC {Gorpiaios -M} Document: Inscr_80, decrees of Pella and Amphipolis concerning the sanctuary of Asclepius on Cos.
8c Document: Austin_65,B  a decree of Philippi concerning the sanctuary of %:a/asclepius*1 Asclepius on Cos. { Errington_p104.}
9 SYR The Egyptians besiege Damascus, but it is relieved by Seleucus.
~[Euseb]:Chron_251;(↓)  { Hölbl_p50.}
10 PEL King Leonidas II of Sparta is deposed by Agis.
* Read Plutarch's account
Polyb_4.35'11; ~Plut:Agis_11'2-9, 16'7, 17'2, 21'5; Paus_3.6'7-8; { CAH_7.1'253.}
11 AEG == Document: RC_25-28 & Inscr_81, letters of Ziaelas, Ptolemy and other kings concerning the sanctuary of Asclepius on Cos. { Errington_p123.}
11a == Document: SEG_51.1056, decrees of several Cretan cities concerning the sanctuary of Asclepius on Cos.
12 SYR << The birth of Antiochus III.
* Read Athenaeus' account
~Athen_10.439'e<q" Polyb_20.8'1>; ~Diod_29.2'1; ~Appian:Syr_16; { CAH_7.1'434; OCD_a.}
13 ROM >> The number of praetors is increased to two.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_19; Justin:Dig_1.2.2'28<q" Pomponius>; { CAH_7.2'670; OCD_p?244.}

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