84 B.C. Olympiad 174.1

Consuls: Cn. Papirius Cn.f. Carbo (II), L. Cornelius L.f. Cinna (IV)
Athenian archon: Nicetes
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Demostratus of Larissa

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1 AS1 The citizens of Smyrna offer clothes to Sulla's army during the winter.
2 Ptolemy Alexander escapes from Mithridates and takes refuge with Sulla.
Appian:BCiv_1'102; { CAH_9'318; Hölbl_p213.}
3 ROM << Cinna and Carbo make preparations for the war against Sulla.
* Read Appian's account
+[Liv]:Per_83; ~Appian:BCiv_1'76, '77.(↓) 
4 << The senate votes to send an embassy to Sulla.
+[Liv]:Per_83; { CAH_9'183.}
5 CAP << Curio restores Nicomedes and Ariobarzanes to their kingdoms.
* Read Granius' account
FGrH_252'A3; ~Appian:Mith_60;(↓)  GranLic_28; { OCD_n; Green_721.}
6 ASI << Sulla re-organises the province of Asia, and punishes the supporters of Mithridates.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Luc_4'2-3, ~:Sull_25'4-5; ~Appian:Mith_61-63; +Cassiod:Chr_670; { CAH_9'162.}
7 ILL Cinna transports his army to Liburnia.
8 ROM << Caesar marries Cornelia, daughter of Cinna.
~Suet:Caes_1'1; { CAH_9'178.}
9 ++ General remarks on Cinna's crimes during his period of power.
Cic:Tusc_5'54-55, :ND_3'81.
10 ETR Cinna is killed in a mutiny at Ancona.
* Read Appian's account
+[Liv]:Per_83; +Vell_2.24'5; Plut:Sert_6'1, :Pomp_5'1-3; +Appian:BCiv_1'78; DioCass_45.47'2, 52.13'2; [Vict]:VirIll_69'4; Exsuper_29; +Oros_5.19'24; { CAH_9'184; OCD_c.}
11 PAL Antiochus marches through Judaea, despite the opposition of Alexander.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'99-100, ~:AJ_13'389-391.
11a GRE ?? Philodemus travels from Alexandria to Athens.
Phld:Acad_34; { Probably soon after the capture of Athens by Sulla.}
12 Sulla returns to Greece from Asia.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Sull_26'1; ~Appian:Mith_63; { CAH_9'162.}
13 ARA Aretas the king of the Nabataean Arabs defeats and kills Antiochus Dionysus.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'101-102, ~:AJ_13'391; { Green_721; O.D.Hoover, Historia(2007), p.298.}
14 PAL Alexander Jannaeus agrees peace terms with Aretas.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'103, ~:AJ_13'392.
15 ILL Carbo withdraws his army from Liburnia.
+Appian:BCiv_1'78; { CAH_9'185; OCD_c.}
16 ROM Elections for a new consul are postponed because of a thunderstorm.
* Read Appian's account
+Vell_2.24'5; +Appian:BCiv_1'78; { CAH_9'185.}
17 LUS Crassus comes out of hiding in Spain and captures Malaca.
~Plut:Crass_6'1; { Soon after Crassus heard about the death of Cinna.}
18 AS1 << Document: IAph_8.2, a letter of Q.Oppius to the city of Aphrodisias.
19 GRE << The temple at Delphi is damaged by fire during a raid by Thracians and Illyrians; L.Scipio responds by attacking the Illyrians.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Num_9'12; ~Appian:Ill_5; +Hieron:Chron_1933; { MRR_2'41.}
20 Sulla receives the senate's embassy and sets out his terms for a settlement with his political opponents.
* Read Appian's account
+[Liv]:Per_84; ~Appian:BCiv_1'79; { OCD_s.}
21 AFR C.Fabius drives a rebel army, led by Metellus Pius, out of Africa.
* Read Livy's account
+[Liv]:Per_84; ~Plut:Crass_6'2.
22 SYR Aretas gains control of Damascus.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'103, ~:AJ_13'392.
22a MES ?? Tigranes of Armenia defeats the Parthians and conquers part of Mesopotamia.
Strab_11'532,(14.15)  16'745;(1.19)  IsidChar_2;(6)  { After the death of Mithridates II of Parthia, and before Tigranes' invasion of Syria.}
23 GRE Sulla visits hot springs ( ? Aedepsus ) in Euboea in an attempt to cure his gout.
* Read Plutarch's account
Strab_10'447;(1.9)  ~Plut:Sull_26'4-9.
24 Sulla sends a painting by Zeuxis and other treasures back to Rome, but the ship carrying them sinks near Malea.
25 Sulla takes Aristotle's books back to Rome, where they are later acquired by Tyrannion.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_13'609;(1.54)  ~Plut:Sull_26'1-2; Lucian:Ind_4; Suda_A'3009; { Green_721.}
26 GRE << Document: Sherk_62b,B  a letter from Sulla confirming the privileges of the Dionysiac Artists at Cos.
26b << Document: Syll_744, an inscription in honour of an Aetolian who fought in Sulla's army.
27 ROM The senate appoints Murena to take over as Roman commander in Asia.
28 The senate passes a resolution calling for the disbanding of all armies.
+[Liv]:Per_84; { OCD_carbo.}
29 Carbo plans to seize hostages from the Italian cities, but is stopped by the senate.
* Read Livy's account
+[Liv]:Per_84; ValMax_6.2'10.
30 Verres, as quaestor, deserts Carbo and goes over to Sulla with a large sum of money.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_1'2, '11, '38, 2.1'11, ~'34-40, '77; { CAH_9'187; OCD_v.}
31 == Freedmen and new citizens are distributed amongst all 35 tribes.
+[Liv]:Per_84; { CAH_9'186; Green_721.}
32 == M.Fonteius' upright behaviour as quaestor.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Font_3, 5; { MRR_2'43.}
33 PEL << C.Antonius uses cavalry troops to plunder the province of Achaea.
Ascon_84,L  88;L (↓)  { MRR_2'44.}
34 CIS == The birth of the poet Catullus.
* Read St.Jerome's account
!Hieron:Chron_1930, 1959; { OCD_c.}
35 ITA == Document: CIL_1.683, recording the dedication of a reservoir to Jupiter at Capua.
36 LYC == Document: CIL_1.725 & 1.726, recording the dedication of a statue to Rome by the Lycians, in gratitude for having their freedom restored by Sulla.

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