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273 B.C. Olympiad 126.4


Consuls: C. Fabius M.f. Licinus, C. Claudius M.f. Canina (II)
Athenian archon: Glaucippus

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1 SYR << Ptolemy's navy mounts a counter-attack against the territory of Antiochus.
+AstrDiar_273B.rev'29-30; Paus_1.7'3;
2 MES {Adar -B = March} The Babylonians send reinforcements, including 20 elephants, to Antiochus in Syria.
+AstrDiar_273B.rev'30-33, up'1-2; { Hölbl_p40.}
3 ITA << Pyrrhus recalls his son and other officers from Tarentum.
~Just_25.3'6; { CAH_7.2'483; Green_231.}
4 MAC Antigonus is defeated by Ptolemy the son of Pyrrhus in a second battle.
~Just_25.3'7-8; { CAH_7.1'499.}
5 SYR << The poet Aratus goes to stay with Antiochus in Syria.
Vit:Arat_1'p8, 3'p16; { Green_184; Aratus was probably forced to leave Macedonia as a result of Pyrrhus' invasion.}
6 GRE << Document: Syll_414 & 415, decrees of Delphi in honour of Timocrates of Athens and Eugeiton of Tanagra.
7 ETR The inhabitants of Caere make peace with the Romans.
* Read Dio's account
DioCass_fr.33'1; ~Zonar_8'6;(p367)  { CAH_7.2'423.}
8 ROM The Romans elect new consuls to take command of the war in Southern Italy.
Liv_24.9'8.
8a ASI {Hyperberetaeus -M} Document: THI_42, a decree of Amyzon in honour of a Ptolemaic official.
9 GRE {22 Pyanepsion -G = Oct./Nov.} Document: Syll_400, an Athenian decree in honour of the prytaneis.
10 Document: Syll_416, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of Cephalion and Boïdiŏn of Megara.
10a PEL Document: THI_117, a decree of Alipheira in Arcadia, announcing an amnesty after intervention by Cleonymus.
11 EGY {Peritius -M} Document: SelPap_1.66 (PCairZen_59001), recording a loan of 34 drachmae of silver from Dionysius to Isidorus.
12 ROM >> The first Egyptian embassy to Rome.
* Read Dionysius' account
DionHal_20.14'1-2; ~[Liv]:Per_14; ValMax_4.3'9;L  DioCass_fr.41'1; Just_18.2'8-9; +Eutrop_2.15'1; ~Zonar_8'6;(p367)  { CAH_7.2'449; Green_177.}
13 ITA >> The Romans establish colonies at Cosa and Paestum.
* Read Velleius' account
~[Liv]:Per_14; Strab_5'251;(4.13)  +Vell_1.14'7; Plin:HN_3'51;L  { CAH_7.2'481, '491; OCD_c.}
14 ROM >> The punishment of Sextilia, a Vestal Virgin.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_14; ~Oros_4.2'8.L 

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