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277 B.C. Olympiad 125.4


Consuls: P. Cornelius Cn.f. Rufinus (II), C. Junius C.f. Bubulcus Brutus (II)
Athenian archon: (?) Aristonymus

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1 SIC Pyrrhus takes control of Acragas and thirty other cities which previously belonged to Sosistratus.
~Diod_22.10'1; { CAH_7.2'479.}
2 Pyrrhus attacks the territory of the Carthaginians in Sicily.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_22.10'2; ~Plut:Pyrrh_22'6.
2a ASI {Artemisius -M} Document: OGIS_57, a decree of Lissa in Lycia, in honour of Menecrates.
2b GRE Document: Syll_405, a decree of the Amphictyons in honour of Neon of Argos.
3 ITA The Samnites defeat the Romans on the Cranita hills.
+Zonar_8'6;(p359)  { CAH_7.2'667.}
4 ASI ?? Epicurus rebukes Timocrates for breaking off his friendship with Metrodorus.
@  Plut:Mor_1126'C.
5 GRE ++ The friendship of Metrodorus and Epicurus.
* Read Seneca's account
Sen:Ep_79'15-16; Plut:Mor_1098'B, 1129'B; DiogLaert_10'22-23.
6 The death of Metrodorus, a follower of Epicurus.
* Read Diogenes' account
@  Plut:Mor_1103'A; Aelian:Fr_39; ~DiogLaert_10'23; { OCD_m.}
6a ?? Document: Syll_399, privileges awarded by the Amphictyons to the Dionysiac Artists at Athens.
7 ?? Document: BD_61 (Syll_391), a decree of Delos in honour of Philocles, the admiral of Ptolemy.
8 GLT << The Gauls gain control of a large area in Asia Minor.
* Read Livy's account
FGrH_745'1<q" Eratosth>; Diod_5.32'5; Liv_38.16'9-13; Strab_12'566;(5.1)  Memn_11'6-7; Flor_1.27'3; Just_25.2'11; Trog:Prol_25; Zonar_9'20;(p323)  { CAH_7.1'423; Green_693.}
9 THR Negotiations between Antigonus and the Gauls.
~Just_25.1'1-10.
10 Antigonus Gonatas defeats the Gauls near Lysimacheia.
* Read Diogenes' account
DiogLaert_2'141-142; ~Just_25.2'1-10; Trog:Prol_25; { CAH_7.1'117; Errington_p82?278.}
11 ITA The Romans capture Croton.
* Read Zonaras' account
Liv_24.3'2; Frontin:Str_3.6'4; !Hieron:Chron_1734; +Zonar_8'6,(p361)  { CAH_7.2'450, '480.}
12 SIC Pyrrhus captures Eryx.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Diod_22.10'3; ~Plut:Pyrrh_22'7-12; { CAH_7.2'479; OCD_e.}
13 The rest of the Carthaginian possessions in Sicily go over to Pyrrhus.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_22.10'4; DionHal_20.8'1; ~Zonar_8'5.(p357) 
14 Pyrrhus defeats the Mamertines.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Pyrrh_23'1; Trog:Prol_23; { CAH_7.2'479.}
15 MAC Antigonus Gonatas defeats Antipater and becomes king of Macedonia.
* Read Polyaenus' account
Memn_8'8; Paus_1.16'2; Polyaen_4.6'17; Lucian:Macr_11; ![Euseb]:Chron_235,(↓)  !237, 241, 243, 245;(↓)  !Hieron:Chron_1738; Vit:Arat_3'p15; { CAH_7.1'117; Errington_p83=277/6.}
16 Antigonus starts to besiege Cassandreia.
Polyaen_4.6'18; { ~OCD_a; the siege lasted for 10 months.}

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