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270 B.C. Olympiad 127.3


Consuls: C. Genucius L.f. Clepsina (II), Cn. Cornelius P.f. Blasio
Athenian archon: Sosistratus

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1 GRE ++ The character of Epicurus and his principal followers.
* Read Diogenes' account
AnthPal_6.307<q" Phanias>; Lucr_1'62-79, 3'1-30, 5'7-12, '49-55, 6'4-34; Cic:Fin_1'14, '72, 2'49, '80-81; Strab_13'589;(1.19)  Sen:Ep_6'6; Plin:HN_19'51;L  Plut:Mor_487'D, 1097'C-F, 1100'A-B; Lucian:Vit_19; Gell_2.18'8; Athen_13.588'a-b; Aelian:Fr_39; DiogLaert_10'3-14, '24, '25; August:DeCiv_18'41;(↓)  Macrob:Sat_1.11'42;L  Suda_N'192.
1a << Document: Epicur:Fr_122 & 138, letters from Epicurus to Hermarchus and Idomeneus.
1b << Document: Epicur:Fr_177 & 191, letters written by Epicurus during his final illness.
2 {10 Gamelion -G = Jan./Feb} The death of the philosopher Epicurus.
* Read Diogenes' account
Lucr_3'1042-1044; Plut:Mor_1089'F, 1099'E; #ClemAl:Strom_1'16;(↓↓)  Aelian:Fr_39; +DiogLaert_10'15-16, '23, '24; Suda_E'2404; { CAH_7.1'500; OCD_e.}
3 << The Athenians confer honours on Demochares and his family, at the request of his son Laches.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mor_847'D-E, 851'D-F; { Green_694; when Pytharatus was archon.}
4 AEG ?? Berosus opens a school of astrology on the island of Cos.
* Read Vitruvius' account
Vitr_9.2'1, 6'2, 8'1; { ~OCD_b.}
5 THR ++ Sayings of Metrocles the Cynic philosopher.
DiogLaert_6'95.
6 ?? The death of Metrocles.
DiogLaert_6'95; { Metrocles was the brother of Hipparchia, the wife of Crates; he must have been rather younger than Crates.}
7 GRE ?? A comment by Asclepiades on his blindness.
Cic:Tusc_5'113.L 
8 ++ The close friendship of Menedemus and Asclepiades, the Eretrian philosophers.
* Read Diogenes' account
Plut:Mor_55'C;(11)  DiogLaert_2'131-132, '137-138; { Asclepiades died slightly before Menedemus (DiogL_2'138).}
9 ?? The foundation of the town of Arsinoe (formerly Conopa) in Aetolia.
Strab_10'460.(2.22) 
10 ASI ?? Smyrna is accepted as a new member of the Ionian League.
Vitr_4.1'4; { Vitruvius says this was done through the influence of "Attalus and Arsinoe" - which must mean Arsinoe II.}
11 EGY ?? Apollonius composes a first version of his "Argonautica", but it is badly received at Alexandria.
Vit:ApRhod_1, 2; { Apollonius was still young at the time; he was born about 295 B.C.}
12 << Ptolemy stages an elaborate procession through Alexandria.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_5.196'a-203'c<q" Callixein>, 9.387'c-d<q" Callixein>; { CAH_7.1'417; Green_158<275/4>.}
13 {Pachon -E = July} The death of Arsinoe, sister and wife of Ptolemy II.
* Read Pausanias' account
#Inscr_204;(Mendes)  Poseidip_24; Callim:Fr_228; Paus_1.7'3; DiogLaert_4'15; { CAH_7.1'237; Hölbl_p40; Bennett=270/268.}
14 ASI ?? Document: Burstein_17B  (OGIS_765), a decree of Priene in honour of Sotas, for bravery against the Galatians.
15 ?? Document: BD_18 (OGIS_221), a copy of letters from Antiochus I granting land in the Troad to Aristodicides of Assus.
15a GRE ?? Document: Syll_395 & 396, privileges awarded by Delphi to Glaucon of Athens and Hierocles of Syracuse.
16 ITA ?? Decius, the commander of the rebellious garrison at Rhegium, loses his sight.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_22.1'2-3; DionHal_20.5'1-3; Appian:Sam_9'3.(20) 
17 The Romans capture Rhegium.
* Read Zonaras' account
Polyb_1.6'8, 7'10-11; Liv_28.28'2-6, 31.31'7; DionHal_20.5'3-4, 16'1; ~[Liv]:Per_15; Appian:Sam_9'4;(21)  +Oros_4.3'3-5;L  ~Zonar_8'6,(p371)  '8;(p381)  { CAH_7.2'539-540; Green_231.}
18 The Romans punish the garrison of Rhegium.
* Read Dionysius' account
Polyb_1.7'12; Liv_28.28'3, 31.31'7; DionHal_20.5'5, 16'1-2; ~[Liv]:Per_15; ValMax_2.7'15;L  Frontin:Str_4.1'38; Appian:Sam_9'5;(21)  +Oros_4.3'5-6;L  ~Zonar_8'6.(p371) 
18a GRE << Document: Syll_418.B-C, decrees of Delphi in honour of Socrates and Alexeinides.
18b Document: Syll_419, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of Eudoxus of Argos. { Errington_p87?271.}
18c PEL ?? Document: OGIS_26 & 27, statues of Ptolemy and Arsinoē, dedicated by Callicrates at Olympia.
19 EPI << Fighting between Alexander of Epirus and Mitylus the king of the Illyrians.
~Trog:Prol_25; { Soon after the death of Pyrrhus.}
20 GRE {18 Poseideon -G = Dec./Jan.} Document: SEG_28.60, an Athenian decree in honour of Callias. { CAH_7.1'231; Errington_p107.}
21 AEG ++ Philetas is so thin that he has to wear weights on his shoes to stop himself being blown over by the wind.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Plut:Mor_791'E; Athen_12.552'b; Aelian:VH_9'14.
22 ?? The death of Philetas of Cos.
Suda_Ph'332; { ~OCD_p.}
23 ROM The triumph of Cornelius Blasio, over Rhegium.
+FastTr_p99.
24 ?? The death of M. Valerius Corvus, over 100 years old, who spent his old age cultivating his farm.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Sen_60; ValMax_8.13'1;L  Plin:HN_7'157;L  { Valerius is said to have been born around 370 B.C. (Liv_7.26'12).}
25 ++ The incorruptible character of Curius, who is content with his small farm.
* Read Cicero's account
Ennius:Ann_209; Cic:Leg_2'3,L  :Sen_55; Plin:HN_16'185;L  Mart_6.64'2-3; Silius_13'723;L  Plut:CatMai_2'1; Juvenal_11'78-80.L 
26 >> The death of Curius Dentatus.
~Frontin:Aqu_1'6; { OCD_d-2; two years after the first construction of the Aqua Aniensis.}

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