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296 B.C. Olympiad 121.1


Consuls: Ap. Claudius C.f. Caecus (II), L. Volumnius C.f. Flamma Violens (II)
Athenian archon: Nicias
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Pythagoras of Magnesia (II)

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1 EPI << Pyrrhus marries Antigone, the daughter of Berenice, and returns to Epirus, where he becomes joint king with Neoptolemus.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Pyrrh_4'5-5'3; Paus_1.6'8, 11'5; Porph:Fr_42; { CAH_7.2'459; OCD_p.}
2 GRE ?? Lachares enriches himself by plundering the public buildings of Athens.
* Read Pausanias' account
Athen_9.405'f<q" Demetrius>; +FGrH_257a'4; Plut:Mor_379'C; Paus_1.29'16; { No doubt a continuous process, but dated to this year by the anonymous chronicler in FGrH_257a.}
3 PEL The Olympic victors include two men who have won prizes at all the major games, Pythagoras in the stadion race, and Nicon of Boeotia in the pancration.
+FGrH_257a'4.
4 ITA The proconsuls Decius and Fabius capture Murgantia and other towns in Samnium.
+Liv_10.16'2-17'12.
5 ETR Claudius and Volumnius defeat a combined Etruscan and Samnite army in Etruria; Claudius vows to build a temple to Bellona.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.18'1-19'22; CIL_6.40943, 11.1827; Ovid:Fast_6'201-203; DioCass_fr.36'27; [Vict]:VirIll_34'5;L  { CAH_7.2'378; possibly on 3rd June (the date in Ovid).}
6 Volumnius defeats a Samnite army which had invaded Campania, in a battle near the river Volturnus.
+Liv_10.20'1-21'2; { CAH_7.2'378.}
7 ROM The senate introduces emergency measures before receiving news of Volumnius' victory.
+Liv_10.21'3-6.
8 PAL Demetrius captures Samaria.
+Hieron:Chron_1721; { Green_502.}
9 ROM Fabius and Decius are elected consuls to take charge of the war against the Etruscans and Samnites.
+Liv_10.21'11-22'9.
10 ROM Omens at Rome, which the seer Manius interprets as portending victory.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.23'1-10; DioCass_fr.36'28; Zonar_8'1.(p275) 
11 The aediles Cn. and Q.Ogulnius exact fines from money-lenders and use the money on public works, including a statue of a wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.
+Liv_10.23'11-13; { CAH_7.2'412; OCD_o.}

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