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249 B.C. Olympiad 132.4


Consuls: P. Claudius Ap.f. Pulcher, L. Junius C.f. Pullus
Athenian archon: Hieron

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1 AFR Regulus is tortured to death after his return to Carthage.
* Read Gellius' account
Cic:Pis_43, :Fin_2'65; ~[Liv]:Per_18; ValMax_9.2e'1;L  Sen:Dial_1.3'9; Silius_6'82-86,L  '529-550;L  Appian:Sic_2'3,(2)  :Pun_4; Gell_7.4'2-4; [Vict]:VirIll_40'4;L  ~Eutrop_2.25'3; August:DeCiv_1'15, 5'18;(↓↓)  ~Oros_4.10'1;L  Suda_R'126; ~Zonar_8'15.(p449) 
1a GRE {29 Elaphebolion -G = April} Document: Syll_408, an Athenian decree concerning the Soteria games.
2 SIC Claudius builds new sea-barriers at Lilybaeum, but they are destroyed by the sea.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_24.1'5, 3'1.
3 The Romans send out another 10,000 men to provide crews for their fleet.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_1.49'1-3; +Zonar_8'15;(p5)  { CAH_7.2'560.}
4 EGY {1 Pharmuthi -E = May} Document: BD_75, a letter from Pataecion to Zenon.
4a LYC {Dystros -M = ? May} Document: SEG_27.929, a decree of Limyra in honour of two Ptolemaic officials. { Hölbl_p23=288; in the 36th year of Ptolemy (II ?).}
5 GRE ++ Comments on the character of the best-known followers of Epicurus: Colotes, Hermarchus, Idomeneus, Leonteus, Polyaenus, and Themista.
DiogLaert_10'24-25.
6 PON << The Gauls ravage the territory of Mithridates of Pontus, and of his ally Heracleia.
~Memn_16'1-3; { Shortly after the accession of Mithridates.}
7 PEL << Alexander the son of Craterus rebels against Antigonus.
~Trog:Prol_26; { OCD_alex; Errington_p92; Green_148<253/2>.}
8 << An alliance between Alexander and the Achaean League.
Plut:Arat_18'2; { CAH_7.1'247; OCD_alex.}
8a GRE << Document: Syll_454, a decree of Salamis in honour of Heracleitus. { Written after the start of the war against Alexander.}
8b ?? Document: Syll_436, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of Hereas of Lamia.
8c ?? Document: Syll_452, a decree of Delphi in honour of Nicander of Colophon, an epic poet.
8d EGY {6 Pauni -E = July} Document: SelPap_2.347, an undertaking to pay physician-tax.
9 SIC The Romans send Junius out to Sicily with more ships and supplies.
+Polyb_1.52'4-8.
10 The Carthaginian admiral Adherbal defeats the Roman fleet under P.Claudius at Drepana, after Claudius had thrown the sacred chickens into the sea.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.49'3-52'2; Cic:ND_2'7; Diod_24.1'5, '11; Liv_fr'12;L  [Liv]:Per_19; ValMax_1.4'3;L  Frontin:Str_2.13'9; Suet:Tib_2'2-3; Flor_1.18'29; MinFel:Oct_26'2; +Eutrop_2.26'1; +Oros_4.10'3;L  Schol:Bob_90; +Zonar_8'15;(p5)  { CAH_7.2'562; OCD_claudius.}
11 The Carthaginian admiral Carthalo attacks the Roman fleet at Lilybaeum.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.53'1-7; ~Diod_24.1'6-7.
12 The Roman quaestors decline battle with Carthalo, and save the ships under their command.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.53'7-12; ~Diod_24.1'7.
13 L.Junius anchors his fleet on a rocky shore to avoid meeting the Carthaginian fleet.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.54'1-3; ~Diod_24.1'8-9, 4'1.
14 The fleet of L.Junius is destroyed in a storm.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.54'4-55'4, 59'1; Cic:ND_2'7, :Div_1'29; Diod_24.1'9; ValMax_1.4'3;L  MinFel:Oct_7'4; +Eutrop_2.26'2; +Oros_4.10'3;L  { CAH_7.2'562; Green_697.}
15 P.Claudius nominates his messenger Glycias to be dictator.
* Read Fasti's account
+FastCap_p56; ~[Liv]:Per_19; Suet:Tib_2'2.
16 ROM Glycias is forced to resign as dictator.
* Read Fasti's account
+FastCap_p56; ~[Liv]:Per_19.
17 SIC L.Junius captures Eryx.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.55'5-10; Diod_24.1'10; Flor_1.18'12; +Zonar_8'15;(p7)  { CAH_7.2'562.}
18 Carthalo recaptures Aegithallus.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_24.1'11; +Zonar_8'15.(p7) 
19 The Romans appoint a dictator, A.Atilius, to take charge of the war in Sicily.
* Read Zonaras' account
+FastCap_p56; ~[Liv]:Per_19; Flor_1.18'12; DioCass_36.34'2; +Zonar_8'15;(p7)  { OCD_a.}
19a GRE ?? Document: Syll_422, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of Mentor of Naupactus.
20 ROM The secular games are celebrated.
* Read St.Augustine's account
~[Liv]:Per_49; Phlegon:Fr_40'4;(p37)  Censor:DN_17'8, '10; August:DeCiv_3'18; { CAH_7.2'670; OCD_s; Censorinus mentions an alternative tradition, that these games were held in 236 B.C.}
21 >> The Romans and Carthaginians exchange prisoners.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_19; ~Zonar_8'16.(p11) 
22 >> The price of olive oil at Rome is set at 10 asses for 12 pounds.
+Plin:HN_15'2.L 

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