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260 B.C. Olympiad 130.1


Consuls: Cn. Cornelius L.f. Scipio Asina, C. Duilius M.f.
Athenian archon: Philostratus
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Philinus of Cos (II)

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1 PHO {? Dystrus -M = April} Document: BD_53, regulations of Ptolemy II concerning Syria and Phoenicia.
2 SIC Scipio Asina is trapped and captured by the Carthaginian commander Hannibal.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.21'3-8, 8.35'9; ~[Liv]:Per_17; ValMax_6.6'2,L  9'11;L  Flor_1.18'11; Polyaen_6.16'5; DioCass_fr.43'21; +Eutrop_2.20'2; +Oros_4.7'7-9;L  +Zonar_8'10,(p407)  '12;(p423)  { CAH_7.2'550.}
3 GRE << Document: Philoch_, the fragments of Philochorus' "Atthis" which covered events down to 261/0 B.C. { OCD_p.}
3a CIL ?? Aëtus, the local Ptolemaic governor, founds the city of Arsinoē on the coast of Cilicia.
SEG_39.1426'B.
3b AEG ?? Document: IG_12.5.1061, a decree of Carthaea on the island of Ceos, in honour of a Ptolemaic commander.
4 PEL ++ Philinus of Cos wins a total of five Olympic victories for running.
Paus_6.17'2; { Philinus won the stadion race in both the 129th and the 130th Olympiads.}
5 ?? Cratinus of Aegeira wins the Olympic prize for boys' wrestling.
Paus_6.3'6; { A statue of Cratinus was made by Cantharus of Sicyon; Cantharus was a pupil of Eutychides, who is placed by Plinius in the 121st Olympiad.}
6 SIC Hannibal narrowly escapes from the main Roman fleet.
+Polyb_1.21'9-11.
7 Hamilcar defeats Caecilius near Segesta.
+Zonar_8'11;(p407)  { CAH_7.2'551.}
8 SIC Duilius defeats the Carthaginians in a naval battle off the Lipara Islands.
* Read Polybius' account
CIL_1.25; +Polyb_1.22'1-23'10; Diod_23.10'1; ~[Liv]:Per_17; Frontin:Str_2.3'24, 3.2'2; Flor_1.18'8-9; Ampel_36'1;L  DioCass_fr.43'16-17; [Vict]:VirIll_38'1;L  +Eutrop_2.20'1-2; +Oros_4.7'10;L  +Zonar_8'11;(p407-9)  { CAH_7.2'551-552.}
9 The Romans raise the siege of Segesta.
* Read Polybius' account
CIL_1.25; +Polyb_1.24'1-2; +Zonar_8'11;(p413)  { CAH_7.2'551.}
10 GRE Document: Syll_494 & 498, decrees of the Amphictyons in honour of Agathocles, Damon, Achaeïon and Antagoras.
11 << Antigonus appoints Demetrius the grandson of Demetrius of Phalerum to be a magistrate at Athens.
Athen_4.167'e-f<q" Hegesander>; { Antigonus probably appointed new magistrates after capturing Athens.}

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