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291 B.C. Olympiad 122.2


Consuls: L. Postumius L.f. Megellus (III), C. Junius C.f. Bubulcus Brutus
Athenian archon: Charinus

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1 ROM {1 Jan. -R} The god Aesculapius is brought to Rome in the form of a snake, and a temple is dedicated to him.
* Read Ovid's account
~[Liv]:Per_11; Ovid:Met_15'644-745; #:Fast_1'290-294; Strab_12'567;(5.3)  ValMax_1.8'2;L  Plin:HN_29'16,L  '72;L  Arnob_7'44; [Vict]:VirIll_22'2-3;L  August:DeCiv_3'12, 10'16;(↓↓)  Oros_3.22'5;L  { CAH_7.2'408; OCD_a.}
2 L.Postumius, as interrex, presides over his own election as consul for 291 B.C.
~Liv_27.6'8.
3 GRE << Zenon of Citium sets himself up as an independent teacher of philosophy.
* Read Diogenes' account
DiogLaert_7'2, '4; { Zenon attended philosophy lectures for twenty years after his arrival in Athens, before setting himself up as a teacher.}
3a << Document: Epicur:Fr_127, a letter from Epicurus to Themista.
4 ROM L.Postumius is recalled from his province, and subsequently brought to trial on a charge of misuse of his troops.
* Read Dionysius' account
DionHal_17.4'1-5'4; Liv_fr'1a;L  ~[Liv]:Per_11; DioCass_fr.36'32; { OCD_p.}
5 MAC Demetrius drives Pyrrhus out of Thessaly.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Pyrrh_7'3, ~:Demetr_39'7-40'2; { CAH_7.1'497.}
5a GRE << Document: Syll_366, an alliance between the Boeotians and the Aetolians. { See: Hammond, History of Macedonia, 3.p203=300/299.}
6 Demetrius and his son Antigonus recapture Thebes after a second revolt.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_21.14'1-3; ~Plut:Demetr_40'2-6; Polyaen_3.7'2; { CAH_7.1'107; Green_126.}
7 THR << Ptolemy Ceraunus seeks refuge with Lysimachus after being forced to leave Egypt.
Nepos_21.3'4; { CAH_7.1'113; Errington_p60?287; Bennett?287/5.}
7a MAC {12 intercal. -M = September} Document: Inscr_93, a letter of Demetrius concerning the territory of Demetrias and Pherae.
8 ROM Fabricius supports Rufinus, his personal enemy, as a candidate for the consulship of 290 B.C.
* Read Gellius' account
Cic:DeOr_2'268;L  Quint_12.1'43; Gell_4.8'1-8; DioCass_fr.36'33, fr.40'1-2.
9 ITA >> The Romans found a colony at Venusia, which was captured by Postumius.
* Read Dionysius' account
DionHal_17.5'1-2; ~Vell_1.14'6; { CAH_7.2'380; OCD_v.}

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