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246 B.C. Olympiad 133.3


Consuls: M'. Otacilius C.f. Crassus (II), M. Fabius C.f. Licinus
Athenian archon: Philoneus

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1 CYR << Ecdemus and Demophanes expel Berenice and turn Cyrenaica into an independent federal state.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_10.22'3; Plut:Phil_1'4; { Hölbl_p46.}
2 AEG ?? The animals of Chios fall in love with Glauce the citharode.
* Read Aelian's account
Plin:HN_10'51;L  Plut:Mor_972'F; Aelian:NA_1'6, 5'29, 8'11<+v>, :VH_9'39; { Ael:NA.8.11<v> makes this Glauce a contemporary of Ptolemy II; she is also mentioned by Hedylus, a poet of the same period.}
3 GRE ++ General comments on the career of the tragedian Philiscus of Corcyra.
Suda_Ph'358.
4 SYR ?? Ptolemy rewards the doctor Cleombrotus for saving the life of Antiochus.
Plin:HN_7'123,L  29'5.L 
5 EGY ?? Document: BD_103, regulations concerning police and judicial procedures.
6 ?? Document: OGIS_53, a dedication to various gods at Coptus by the dioecetes Apollonius.
7 ?? The philosopher Hegesias is silenced by Ptolemy, because his lectures are too morbid.
Cic:Tusc_1'83;L  ValMax_8.9e'3.L 
8 ?? Ptolemy ridicules the far-fetched grammatical explanations of Sosibius of Laconia.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_11.493'e-494'b; Suda_S'859.
11 ?? Ptolemy launches a ship with 30 banks of oars.
Plin:HN_7'208.L 
12 ?? An elephant falls in love with Menander, a soldier in Ptolemy's army.
Plin:HN_8'14.L 
13 ?? A dolphin forms a friendship with a boy from Alexandria.
Aelian:NA_6'15.
14 ?? Ptolemy dedicates a temple to his concubine Belistiche.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_13.576'e-f<q" PtolEuerg_4>; Plut:Mor_753'E;(9)  ClemAl:Protr_4'42.(↓) 
15 ?? Ptolemy erects statues in honour of Cleino, his wine-pourer.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_10.425'e-f, 13.576'f.
16 ?? The architect Timochares begins construction of a temple of Arsinoe at Alexandria.
Plin:HN_34'148,L  37'108.L 
17 ?? Ptolemy transports the obelisk of Necthebis down the Nile and erects it at Alexandria.
Plin:HN_36'67-68.L 
18 ?? Ptolemy erects many statues of Arsinoe, who is depicted holding a rhyton in her left hand.
Athen_11.497'b-c.
19 LYC ?? Ptolemy rebuilds Patara in Lycia, and calls it Arsinoe.
Strab_14'666.(3.6) 
20 PON ?? Ptolemy pays for a new temple of Heracles at Heracleia.
Memn_17'1.
22 EXT ?? Hunters capture a giant snake in Ethiopia, and present it to Ptolemy.
Diod_3.36'3-37'8; Aelian:NA_16'39.
24 ?? Pythagoras, an officer of Ptolemy, extracts a huge piece of rock-crystal from an Arabian island.
Plin:HN_37'24;L  { Pythagoras is mentioned as a Ptolemaic commander later this year - see BD_27.}
25 ?? Ptolemy sends Dionysius as ambassador to the court of the king of India.
Plin:HN_6'58.L 
26 EGY << A crocodile predicts the death of Ptolemy.
Aelian:NA_8'4.
27 ++ Ptolemy keeps a pet elephant.
Aelian:NA_9'58, 11'25.
28 ++ The prosperous reign of Ptolemy, who is a great patron of the arts.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_1.3'a-b, 12.536'e<q" Phylarch_40>; Plut:Mor_341'A; Ampel_35'3;L  Aelian:VH_4'15; Porph:Fr_42.
29 {January 29} The death of Ptolemy II, and accession of Ptolemy III.
+AstrCan_3; OGIS_54; Strab_17'795;(1.11)  Joseph:AJ_12'11; ClemAl:Strom_1'21'w; ~[Euseb]:Chron_127,(↓)  161, 169;(↓)  ChronPasc_425'A, 429'A; +Hieron:Chron_1771; Malal_196; ExcBarb_35B; ChronSynt_91; { CAH_7.1'503; Bennett.}
29a MES {6 Nisan -B = 9 April} Seleucus, Antiochus and Apame, the children of Antiochus and Laodice, attend a ceremony in Babylon.
BabylChron_11x.A'O11-13.
30 {June} A festival is held at an estate near Babylon, which had been given by Antiochus to his wife Laodice.
BabylChron_11x.B'O3-5, 16'O2-13, MMA.86.11.299'3-16.
30a AEG << Document: Syll_443, a decree of Chios in honour of the Aetolians.
30b THR ?? Document: Austin_171,B  a treaty between Lysimacheia and Antiochus. { The king was probably either Antiochus I or Antiochus II.}
30c GRE ?? Document: Syll_444.A & 445, decrees of Delphi and the Amphictyons in honour of Callicles of Athens.
31 ?? The philosopher Lycon rejects an invitation to visit Antiochus.
DiogLaert_5'67.
32 THR ?? Antiochus besieges Cypsela.
Polyaen_4.16'1; { Errington_p120?250.}
33 EXT ?? Antiochus encourages exploration of the Indian Ocean.
Plin:HN_2'167.L 
34 ASI ?? Antiochus grants rights of citizenship to the Greeks(?) in Ionia.
Joseph:AJ_12'125.
34b CYP ?? Antiochus removes the images of some gods from Cyprus, and places them in Antioch.
Liban:Or_11'110-113.B 
35 SYR ++ Antiochus maintains a herd of elephants.
Plin:HN_8'11,L  '12.L 
36 ++ Antiochus treats Herodotus, a reciter of mimes, and Archelaus, a dancer, with great honour.
Athen_1.19'c.
37 ++ Antiochus is regularly drunk, and entrusts the government of his kingdom to his favourites, Aristus and Themison.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_7.289'f-290'a, 10.438'c-d<q" Phylarch_6>; Aelian:VH_2'41.
38 {month5 -B = August} The death of Antiochus II, and accession of Seleucus II.
* Read Appian's account
BabylChron_10'R5-6, #11x.A'R5-6, #BM.35603'O11-15; ValMax_9.14e'1;L  Plin:HN_7'53;L  Appian:Syr_65, 66; Polyaen_8.50'1; Trog:Prol_26; Porph:Fr_43; ![Euseb]:Chron_251, 263; +Hieron:Chron_1771; Sulpit_2'19; Malal_205; ExcBarb_46A; { CAH_7.1'420; Errington_p120.}
39 Berenice and her son are murdered at Antioch.
* Read Polyaenus' account
ValMax_9.10e'1;L  ~Appian:Syr_65; Polyaen_8.50'1; ~Just_27.1'1-5, '7; Porph:Fr_43; Suda_Ph'828; { ~CAH_7.1'420; OCD_b.}
39a Document: Austin_267,B  a letter from Tlepolemus to the inhabitants of Cildara, commending them for their support of Berenice and her son.
40 EGY Ptolemy leaves Egypt for Syria; his wife Berenice dedicates a lock of her hair for his safe return.
@  Callim:Fr_110'40-78; Catull_66'9-78.
41 SYR Ptolemy invades Syria.
* Read Justin's account
~OGIS_54; FGrH_160<t= BD_27>; Daniel_11'7; Polyb_5.58'11; ~Appian:Syr_65; ~Just_27.1'6-10; Porph:Fr_43.
42 AEG Antigonus defeats the Egyptian fleet near Andros.
* Read Trogus' account
@  (?) PHaun_6'8-9; Plut:Pel_2'4-5; ~Trog:Prol_27; { CAH_7.1'248.}
43 ASI Laodice plots against Sophron, the governor of Ephesus, but he is protected by his lover Danae.
Athen_13.593'b-d<q" Phylarch_24>; { This probably happened at about the same time as Ptolemy gained possession of Ephesus, for which see Hölbl_p50.}
44 MES {Nov./Dec.} Ptolemy reaches Mesopotamia, and his army besieges the palace in Babylon.
* Read Appian's account
BabylChron_11; ~OGIS_54; PHaun_6'14; ~Appian:Syr_65; Polyaen_8.50'1; Porph:Fr_43; { CAH_7.1'420; Green_697; the fighting in Babylon continued until at least February of the following year.}
45 ROM The census of Roman citizens is completed; a total of 241,212 citizens are counted.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_19; !Hieron:Chron_1773.
46 Ti.Coruncanius is appointed dictator, to hold the elections for new consuls.
+FastCap_p56.
47 >> Claudia is convicted of treason for remarks about her brother.
* Read Gellius' account
~[Liv]:Per_19; ValMax_8.1d'4;L  Suet:Tib_2'3; +Gell_10.6'1-4.

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