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254 B.C. Olympiad 131.3


Consuls: Cn. Cornelius L.f. Scipio Asina (II), A. Atilius A.f. Caiatinus (II)
Athenian archon: Phanostratus

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1 ROM << The Romans start to build a new fleet.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.38'5-6; ~Diod_23.18'3; ~Eutrop_2.22'3; { CAH_7.2'557.}
2 EGY ?? Document: Austin_308B  (PCZen_59451), a letter from the "hierodouloi" of Bubastis to Zenon.
3 ?? Document: SelPap_2.397, a log of transactions at a postal station.
4 ?? Document: BD_114, a complaint about discrimination sent to Zenon.
5 {Phamenoth -E = April/May} Document: BD_135, a letter to Zenon from Epharmostus, asking for release from prison.
6 {23 Dystrus -M = 30 Phamenoth -E = May} Document: BD_112 (PCZen_59202), a letter from Apollonius to Zenon about a brewery.
6a {10 Xandicus -M = ? June} Document: Inscr_85.10, recording the names of a garrison in the Egyptian desert.
6b GRE ?? Document: Syll_409, an Athenian decree in honour of Phaedrus. { Errington_p108; see T.L.Shear, "Kallias of Sphettos", p.10.}
6c LYC ?? Document: SEG_54.1442, a decree of Tlos honouring a general who defeated the Galatians.
7 CAP ?? The accession of Ariarathes III of Cappadocia.
Diod_31.19'2; { OCD_a; Errington_p119.}
8 PON << Ziaelas, the eldest son of Nicomedes, invades Bithynia and establishes himself as king.
Memn_14'2-3; { CAH_7.1'425; Errington_p120?250.}
9 SIC The Roman fleet picks up the survivors of the previous year's shipwreck at Messene.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.38'6-7; +Zonar_8'14.(p435) 
10 The Carthaginian general Carthalo captures Acragas.
~Diod_23.18'2; { CAH_7.2'557.}
11 NUM Hamilcar punishes the Numidians for their support of Regulus.
~Oros_4.9'9;L  { CAH_7.2'670.}
12 SIC The Romans besiege Drepana.
~Diod_23.18'3.
13 The Romans capture Panormus.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Polyb_1.38'7-10; Cic:Rep_1'1;L  ~Diod_23.18'4-5; Sen:Ep_114'17; Flor_1.18'12; [Vict]:VirIll_39'2;L  +Zonar_8'14;(p435)  { CAH_7.2'557.}
14 Iaetia, Tyndaris, and other towns surrender to the Romans.
~Diod_23.18'5; { CAH_7.2'557.}
15 The Carthaginians capture some Roman ships returning from Panormus.
* Read Dio's account
DioCass_fr.43'29a; +Zonar_8'14.(p435) 
15a {26 Panemus -M = 1 Mesore -E = September} Document: SelPap_1.90A, a letter from Apollonius about envoys from Paerisades.
15b ROM {1 October -R} Atilius dedicates a temple to Fides.
#CIL_add.7'Oct1; Cic:ND_2'61; { CAH_7.2'670; OCD_f.}
16 AEG ?? Dedications made by Stratonice and Echenice at the temple of Apollo on Delos.
BD_130'C.
17 ASI ?? Poets write in praise of Stratonice's hair, even though an illness has left her partly bald.
Lucian:PrIm_5.
18 ?? The artist Ctesicles displays a painting at Ephesus, insulting Stratonice, the wife of Antiochus I.
Plin:HN_35'140;L  { Stratonice died shortly before the marriage of her daughter, also called Stratonice, to Demetrius.}

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