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276 B.C. Olympiad 126.1


Consuls: Q. Fabius Q.f. Maximus Gurges (II), C. Genucius L.f. Clepsina
Athenian archon: Philocrates
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Idaeus of Cyrene

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1 ROM {5 January -R} The triumph of Brutus, over the Lucanians and Bruttii.
#FastTr_p98.
2 SIC Negotiations between Pyrrhus and the Carthaginians.
~Plut:Pyrrh_23'2; { ~CAH_7.2'480.}
3 Pyrrhus prepares to attack Lilybaeum.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_22.10'4-7; ~Plut:Pyrrh_23'3-4; Appian:Sam_12'1.(29) 
4 Pyrrhus has Thoenon of Syracuse killed on suspicion of treason, and his despotic behaviour makes him unpopular with the Sicilians.
* Read Dionysius' account
DionHal_20.8'1-4; ~Plut:Pyrrh_23'5; ~Zonar_8'5;(p359)  { CAH_7.2'481.}
4a EGY ?? Ptolemy obtains the original manuscripts of Greek tragedies from Athens.
Galen_17a'606-607.
5 ?? Alexander of Aetolia and Lycophron sort out the tragedies and the comedies which have been collected in the library at Alexandria.
Tzetz:ProlCom_19-21; { ~OCD_A.}
6 GRE ++ Aratus of Soli is a pupil of Zenon, or possibly of Dionysius of Heracleia.
Vit:Arat_1'p8, 3'p16, 4'p19.
7 ?? Persaeus shares a home with Zenon, and on one occasion brings a flute-girl back there.
* Read Athenaeus' account
@  Persaeus:Fr_5; Athen_13.607'e-f<q" AntigonusC>; Gell_2.18'8.
8 MAC << Zenon sends Persaeus as his representative to the court of Antigonus.
* Read Diogenes' account
DiogLaert_7'6, '9; Vit:Arat_4'p20; Suda_P'1368; { According to the Life of Aratus, Persaeus went to Macedonia at the same time as Araatus.}
9 << Antigonus invites the poets Aratus of Soli and Alexander of Aetolia to Macedonia, at the time of his marriage to Phila.
Vit:Arat_1'p8, 3'p15, 4'p19-p20; { OCD_ar.}
9a GRE << Document: Syll_404, privileges awarded by Delphi to the citizens of Alexandria.
9b ASI Document: Inscr_51, a list of the surviving treasures in the temple at Didyma.
10 EGY << Ptolemy II sends an expedition to Ethiopia.
Agatharch_20; Diod_1.37'5; { Hölbl_p55.}
11 SIC Pyrrhus abandons the siege of Lilybaeum.
~Diod_22.10'7; { CAH_7.2'480; Green_231.}
12 ITA The Romans attack the Samnites and Lucanians.
+Zonar_8'6.(p363) 
13 MAC ++ The cruelty of Apollodorus, tyrant of Cassandreia.
* Read Pausanias' account
Polyb_7.7'2; Diod_33.14'3; Plut:Mor_556'D;(11)  Paus_4.5'4-5; Aelian:NA_5'15; Suda_B'279.
14 ?? Apollodorus suffers from nightmares.
Plut:Mor_555'B.(10) 
15 Antigonus captures Cassandreia; the death of Apollodorus.
* Read Polyaenus' account
Polyaen_4.6'18; Trog:Prol_25; { CAH_7.1'221; OCD_a.}
17 ITA The Italians appeal to Pyrrhus to return to help them.
~Just_23.3'5-7.
18 SIC Pyrrhus defeats the Carthaginians in a final battle.
~Just_23.3'8-9.
19 ++ Pyrrhus is generally successful in the war against the Carthaginians.
* Read Justin's account
Just_25.5'5; Trog:Prol_23; Oros_4.6'33.L 
20 Pyrrhus leaves Sicily and returns to Italy; he is attacked and defeated by the Carthaginian fleet en route.
* Read Plutarch's account
Polyb_1.23'4; ~Plut:Pyrrh_23'7-24'8, :Mor_184'C; Appian:Sam_12'2-4;(29)  Paus_1.12'5-13'1; Just_23.3'9-12, 25.3'1; ~Zonar_8'5;(p359)  { CAH_7.2'481' Green_231.}
21 GRE Document: Syll_406, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of four men from Argos.
22 ROM >> Outbreak of plague at Rome.
August:DeCiv_3'17;(↓↓)  +Oros_4.2'1-2.L 

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