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271 B.C. Olympiad 127.2


Consuls: K. Quinctius L.f. Claudus, L. Genucius L.f. Clepsina
Athenian archon: Pytharatus

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1 PEL << Atrocities committed by Aristotimus, tyrant of Elis.
Plut:Mor_250'F-251'F.
2 << Aristotimus is assassinated, and his daughters are forced to commit suicide.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mor_252'A-253'E; Paus_5.5'1, 6.14'11; ~Just_26.1'8-10; { CAH_7.1'500.}
3 EGY << Document: Theoc_15 & 17, two poems by Theocritus written in praise of Ptolemy.
Schol:Theoc_15; { CAH_7.1'499?275; Hölbl_p142.}
4 MAC << The floruit of the poet Aratus.
+Hieron:Chron_1745.
5 GRE << Epichares is elected to be hipparch at Athens.
Austin_62'2-5.B 
6 SYR ?? Antiochus recovers Damascus from the garrison of Ptolemy.
Polyaen_4.15'1; { Probably during the First Syrian War, but the exact date is unknown.}
7 PEL == The birth of Aratus of Sicyon.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_2.43'3; Plut:Arat_2'2; { CAH_7.1'243; OCD_a.}

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