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253 B.C. Olympiad 131.4


Consuls: Cn. Servilius Cn.f. Caepio, C. Sempronius Ti.f. Blaesus
Athenian archon: (?) Pheidostratus

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1 ROM {18 January -R} The triumph of Ser.Fulvius, over the Cossurenses and Carthaginians.
#FastTr_p100.
2 {19 January -R} The triumph of M.Aemilius, over the Cossurenses and Carthaginians.
#FastTr_p100.
3 SIC The Roman consuls are repulsed at Lilybaeum.
+Zonar_8'14;(p435)  { CAH_7.2'559.}
4 ASI {Daesius -M = May/June} Document: RC_18-20 (OGIS_225), recording the sale of land from Antiochus II to Laodice.
5 EGY {19 Pharmuthi -E = June} Document: BD_82 (PCairZen_59823), a letter from Promethion to Zenon.
6 GRE ?? Document: Syll_424, a list of contestants at the Delphian Soteria.
6b MOE ?? Document: THI_144, a decree of Callatis in honour of an envoy from Apollonia.
7 PAL << Manasses becomes high priest of the Jews.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:AJ_12'157; ChronPasc_428'C, 464'B, 509'A; +Hieron:Chron_1763; ExcBarb_35B; Syncell_325; ChronSynt_95.(↓) 
8 EGY << Document: SelPap_2.265 (PCairZen_59236), a petition from Neoptolemus to Diotimus.
9 SYR ++ General comments on the Second Syrian War.
Porph:Fr_43.
10 << The end of the Second Syrian War between Antiochus and Ptolemy II; Rhodes is reconciled with Ptolemy.
Burstein_46.C'37;B  { CAH_7.1'249; Hölbl_p44.}
11 AFR The Roman fleet raids the African coast.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.39'1-2; Diod_23.19'1; +Eutrop_2.23'1; +Oros_4.9'10;L  +Zonar_8'14;(p435)  { CAH_7.2'559.}
12 SIC The Romans fail to capture Thermae.
~Diod_23.19'1.
13 AFR The Roman fleet escapes from the shoals of the Lesser Syrtis.
+Polyb_1.39'2-5.
14 SIC The Roman fleet is wrecked in a storm near Panormus.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.39'6; Diod_23.19'1; +Eutrop_2.23'1; +Oros_4.9'11;L  +Zonar_8'14;(p435)  { CAH_7.2'559; Green_696.}
15 ROM The Romans decide not to try to rebuild their fleet.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.39'7, 59'4; +Eutrop_2.23'2; +Oros_4.9'12;L  +Zonar_8'14.(p435) 
16 D.Junius resigns as censor, after the death of his colleague L.Postumius.
+FastCap_p56.
17 << Ti. Coruncanius becomes pontifex maximus.
* Read Livy's account
[Liv]:Per_18; Vell_2.128'1; { ~OCD_c.}
18 MAC == Demetrius son of Antigonus marries Stratonice, the daughter of Antiochus I.
[Euseb]:Chron_249;(↓)  { Shortly after the end of the war between Antiochus and Ptolemy.}

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