275 B.C. Olympiad 126.2

Consuls: M'. Curius M'.f. Dentatus (II), L. Cornelius Ti.f. Lentulus Caudinus
Athenian archon: Olbius

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1 ROM {17 February -R} The triumph of Fabius Gurges, over the Samnites, Lucanians, and Bruttii.
3 ROM Curius enlists an army to fight against Pyrrhus.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_14; ValMax_6.3'4.
4 EGY ?? Callimachus is summoned from Eleusis to work at the library in Alexandria.
Suda_K'227; { Callimachus was born about 305 B.C.}
5 << The wedding of Ptolemy II and his sister Arsinoe.
* Read Plutarch's account
@  Callim:Fr_392; Plut:Mor_736'E-F;(Q9.1)  Paus_1.7'1, 9.31'1; Lucian:Icar_15; Herodian_1.3'3; { CAH_7.1'136; Errington_p88?277; Bennett?273/2.}
6 ++ General comments on the outspoken poetry of Sotades and his imitators.
7 << The poet Sotades is punished for insults against Ptolemy II and Arsinoe, either by emprisonment or by drowning.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Plut:Mor_11'A; Athen_14.620'f-621'a.
8 CYR << Magas marries Apame, the daughter of Antiochus.
[Euseb]:Chron_249<+v>;(↓)  { ~CAH_7.1'416; Hölbl_p39.}
9 << The birth of Eratosthenes of Cyrene.
* Read Suda's account
Lucian:Macr_27; Censor:DN_15'2; +Suda_E'2898; { CAH_7.1'499; OCD_e?285.}
9a ASI << Document: Austin_225B  (OGIS_748), recording gifts from Philetaerus to Cyzicus.
10 PEL Aegium, Bura, and Caryneia join the Achaean league.
Polyb_2.41'13-15; { CAH_7.1'244.}
11 ITA Pyrrhus sacks the town of Locri, together with the temple of Persephone.
* Read Dionysius' account
Diod_27.4'3; Liv_29.8'9, 18'4; DionHal_20.9'1-2; ValMax_1.1e'1; Appian:Sam_12'3-4;(29)  DioCass_fr.40'48; ~Zonar_8'6.(p363) 
12 Pyrrhus' fleet is caught in a storm after leaving Locri.
* Read Dionysius' account
Diod_27.4'3; Liv_29.8'10, 18'5-6; DionHal_20.9'2-3; ValMax_1.1e'1; Appian:Sam_12'5-6;(30)  DioCass_fr.40'48; ~Just_23.3'12; { ~CAH_7.2'482.}
13 SIC Hieron is appointed to be general at Syracuse.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_1.8'3-5; Paus_6.12'2; ~Just_23.4'1-2, '14-15; ~Zonar_8'6;(p371)  { OCD_h; Green_240.}
14 ITA Pyrrhus asks Antigonus for aid to continue the war in Italy.
* Read Pausanias' account
Paus_1.13'1-2; Polyaen_6.6'1; ~Just_25.3'1-3.
15 SIC Hieron makes an alliance with Pyrrhus.
16 ITA Pyrrhus attempts to raise recruits in Samnium.
17 The Romans defeat Pyrrhus at the battle of Beneventum.
* Read Dionysius' account
Ennius:Ann_205-208; DionHal_20.10'1-12'3; [Liv]:Per_14; Frontin:Str_2.2'1, 4,1'14; ~Plut:Pyrrh_25'4-9; Flor_1.13'11-13; Aelian:NA_1'38; ~Just_23.3'12; +Eutrop_2.14'4; Oros_4.2'3-6; ~Zonar_8'6;(p363)  { CAH_7.2'482-483; OCD_p.}
18 Pyrrhus punishes some of the Tarentines for treachery.
* Read Dio's account
ValMax_5.1e'3; Quint_6.3'10; Plut:Mor_184'D; DioCass_fr.40'46-47; ~Zonar_8'6.(p365) 
19 EGY Magas invades Egypt, but is soon forced to return home.
* Read Pausanias' account
Paus_1.7'1-2; Polyaen_2.28'1-2; { CAH_7.1'416; Hölbl_p39.}
20 ITA ?? The destruction of the town of Caulonia.
~Paus_6.3'12; { During the war against Pyrrhus.}
21 ?? Pyrrhus considers building a causeway over the sea from Apollonia to Italy.
22 ++ General comments on the war between Rome and Pyrrhus.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_2.20'9-10, 18.28'10-11; Liv_31.7'8-11; Plin:HN_8'18; Memn_18'2; Flor_1.13'23.
23 Pyrrhus leaves Italy; the end of the war between Rome and Pyrrhus.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_14; ~Plut:Pyrrh_26'1-3; Paus_1.13'1; Polyaen_6.6'1; ~Just_23.3'12, 25.3'4-5; Oros_4.2'7; { CAH_7.1'221; CAH_7.2'483.}
24 Ser.Cornelius Merenda is awarded a golden crown for his part in the capture of a Samnite town.
25 EGY The Gallic mercenaries in Egypt stage a rebellion.
* Read Pausanias' account
Callim:Hymn_4'185-188; Paus_1.7'2; { ~CAH_7.1'416; Hölbl_p39.}
26 ROM ?? Ap.Claudius adds the letter "R" to the Roman alphabet.
Justin:Dig_1.2.2'36<q" Pomponius>.
27 ?? A saying of Ap.Claudius, that leisure is bad for the Roman people.
28 ++ The old age of Ap.Claudius Caecus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Tusc_5'112, :Sen_37; { Claudius is last heard of opposing Pyrrhus, in 280/79 B.C.}
29 >> Fabricius, as censor, lowers the rank of Rufinus because he owns some silver plate.
* Read Dionysius' account
+FastCap_p52; DionHal_20.13'1-3; ~[Liv]:Per_14; ValMax_2.9'4; Plin:HN_33'142, '153; Plut:Sull_1'1; Juvenal_9'140-142; Flor_1.13'22; Ampel_18'9; Gell_4.8'7, 17.21'39; August:DeCiv_5'18;(↓↓)  ~Zonar_8'6;(p365)  { OCD_f.}
30 >> The augurs begin to inspect the heart of sacrificial victims.

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