257 B.C. Olympiad 130.4

Consuls: C. Atilius M.f. Regulus, Cn. Cornelius P.f. Blasio (II)
Athenian archon: Thymochares

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1 EGY {27 Apellaeus -M = Jan./Feb.} Document: SelPap_2.410 (PCZen_59036), a letter from Apollodotus to Charmides.
2 {15 Hathur -E = Jan.} Document: SelPap_2.411, a letter from the priests of Aphrodite to Apollonius.
3 {9 Audnaeus -M = February} Document: Austin_301B  (PCZen_59034), a petition from Zoilus to Apollonius.
3a {28 Peritius -M = April} Document: SelPap_1.88A, a letter from Antimenes to Zenon, about a winter sea voyage.
4 << Document: BD_56 (PCZen_59037), a letter to Zenon about the son of Danaus.
5 Document: SelPap_2.346, a tender by Harmais for the repairing of embankments.
6 {3 Xandicus -M = May} Document: SelPap_1.88 (PCZen_59060), a letter from Hierocles to Zenon.
7 {10 Xandicus -M = May} Document: BD_54 (PCZen_59075-6), two letters from Tubias to Apollonius, recording gifts made by Tubias.
8 {11 Xandicus -M = May} Document: SelPap_1.181 (PCZen_59069), a list of imported goods.
9 {Xandicus -M = May} Document: BD_74, a a letter from Zenon, Protogenes, and Apollonides to Zenon.
10 ROM Q.Ogulnius is appointed dictator to hold the Latin festival.
11 PEL << Aratus first takes part in the politics of Sicyon.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Cleom_16'2, ~:Arat_41'2; { Plutarch twice says that by 225 B.C. Aratus had been a political leader for 33 years, though this is difficult to believe, if he was born in 271 B.C.}
12 EGY {1 Panemus -M = July/Aug.} Document: BD_73, a letter from Aristeides to Zenon.
13 SIC C.Atilius carries out raids on Lipara and Melita.
Naev:Pun_31-32; +Oros_4.8'5;L  { CAH_7.2'553.}
14 Indecisive sea battle at Tyndaris.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.25'1-6, 27'6; (?) Diod_23.10'2; Polyaen_8.20'1; [Vict]:VirIll_39'2;L  ~Zonar_8'12;(p421)  { CAH_7.2'554.}
15 EGY Ptolemy founds the city of Berenice on the Red Sea coast, and constructs roads from there to Coptus and Edfu.
+SEG_46.2120; Strab_17'815;(1.45)  Plin:HN_6'102-103,L  '168.L 
15a Document: Austin_302,B  a petition to Apollonius from the farmers of his estate at Philadelphia.
16 {2 Apellaeus -M = December} Document: Austin_303B  (PCZen_59816), a letter from Artemidorus to Panacestor.
17 ?? Document: SelPap_1.170, a letter from Cydippus to Zenon.

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