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263 B.C. Olympiad 129.2


Consuls: M'. Valerius M.f. Maximus, M'. Otacilius C.f. Crassus
Athenian archon: Antipater

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1 EGY {14 Xandicus -M = Mecheir -E = April} Document: BD_107, a contract for two men acting as sureties for Timocles.
2 EGY {5 Daisius -M = June} Document: Austin_296,B  a decree ordering the registration of land to assess the quota due to the cult of Arsinoe.
3 PEL ?? Cleinias builds a gymnasium at Sicyon.
Paus_2.10'7.
4 << Abantidas murders Cleinias and makes himself tyrant of Sicyon.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Arat_2'2-3'1; Paus_2.8'2; { CAH_7.1'243.}
5 CYR ?? Magas seizes Philemon but lets him go unharmed, after being attacked in one of his plays.
Plut:Mor_449'E-F, 458'A.
5a GRE ?? A remark of Philemon, after being acquitted in a court case.
Teles_25.
6 ?? The death of the comic poet Philemon.
* Read Apuleius' account
~Diod_23.6'1; ValMax_9.12e'6;L  Plut:Mor_785'B; Lucian:Macr_25; Apul:Flor_16; Aelian:Fr_11; Suda_Ph'328; { OCD_p.}
6a ?? Document: Syll_483 & 484, a decree of the Aetolians, forbidding the extradition from their cities of men convicted by the hieromnemones. { Scholten_p67.}
7 AEG << Document: MarmPar_, the "Marmor Parium", an inscription listing the dates of important events. { OCD_m; Green_695.}
8 SIC The new consuls arrive in Sicily: 67 cities revolt from the Carthaginians.
* Read Polybius' account
Naev:Pun_29-30; +Polyb_1.16'1-3; ~Diod_23.4'1; +Eutrop_2.19'1; +Zonar_8'9;(p401)  { CAH_7.2'546.}
9 Hieron of Syracuse changes sides and becomes an ally of the Romans.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.16'4-17'1; ~Diod_23.4'1; Liv_24.4'5, 25.31'4; [Liv]:Per_16; Paus_6.12'3; [Vict]:VirIll_37'5;L  Eutrop_2.19'2; +Hieron:Chron_1754; Oros_4.7'3;L  +Zonar_8'9;(p401)  { CAH_7.2'546; OCD_h.}
10 ROM Claudius celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Carthaginians.
* Read Eutropius' account
ValMax_5.4'6;L  Eutrop_2.18'2.
11 SIC The Romans fail to capture Macella and Hadranum.
~Diod_23.4'2.
12 Crassus punishes some troops who had been defeated by Hannibal.
Frontin:Str_4.1'19.
13 The Carthaginians raise fresh forces, and concentrate them at Agrigentum.
+Polyb_1.17'1-6.
14 ROM Valerius adopts the cognomen of Messalla, in recognition of the help he gave to the inhabitants of Messana.
* Read Fasti's account
+FastCap_p54; Sen:Dial_10.13'5; Macrob:Sat_1.6'26;L  { OCD_v.}
14a GRE Document: Syll_488, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of Aristarchus of Camarina.
15 EGY {2 Dius -M = Nov./Dec.} Document: Austin_296'37,B  a decree ordering payment of the quota due to the cult of Arsinoe.
16 ITA >> The Romans found a colony at Aesernia.
~[Liv]:Per_16; { CAH_7.2'381; OCD_a..}
17 ROM >> Cn.Fulvius Centumalus is appointed dictator, to perform the ceremony of "driving the nail".
+FastCap_p54.

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