95 B.C. Olympiad 171.2

Consuls: L.Licinius L.f. Crassus, Q.Mucius P.f. Scaevola
Athenian archon: Theodotus

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1 EGY {20 Tybi -E = February} Document: AET_7.27'E, an oath concerning three cows.
1a {20 Pachon -E = June} Document: SelPap_1.103, a letter from Petesuchus to Peteharsemtheus.
2 SYR ?? Antiochus Cyzicenus fortifies the citadel at Apameia.
3 ?? Antiochus Cyzicenus removes the gold from a statue of Zeus.
4 ++ The character of Antiochus Cyzicenus.
5 Seleucus defeats and kills Antiochus Cyzicenus; in the king-lists Philippus is called the successor of Cyzicenus.
~Joseph:AJ_13'366; Appian:Syr_69; Trog:Prol_40; +[Euseb]:Chron_259,(↓)  263; Hieron:Chron_1923; ExcBarb_46B; ChronSynt_92; { Green_551; Errington_p277.}
6 The accession of Antiochus Eusebes, the son of Cyzicenus.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:AJ_13'367; Appian:Syr_69; { Green_551.}
7 CAP << Sulla, the propraetor of Cilicia, installs Ariobarzanes as king of Cappadocia.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_70; Strab_12'540;(2.11)  Frontin:Str_1.5'18; ~Plut:Sull_5'6-7; Appian:Mith_10, :BCiv_1'77; ~Just_38.2'8; [Vict]:VirIll_75'4;L  { CAH_9'142<96-92>; OCD_s<96-93>.}
8 SYR Antiochus Eusebes defeats Seleucus.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:AJ_13'368; ~[Euseb]:Chron_259.(↓) 
9 Seleucus is burnt to death in his palace at Mopsuestia; he is succeeded by his brothers Antiochus Epiphanes and Philippus.
~Joseph:AJ_13'367-368; Appian:Syr_69; Trog:Prol_40; ~[Euseb]:Chron_261; Hieron:Chron_1923; { Green_551.}
10 SYR The accession of Demetrius, another son of Antiochus Grypus.
~Joseph:AJ_13'370; { CAH_8'517.}
10a ARM ?? The conquests of Artavasdes, king of Armenia, in the west.
Movses_2'12-13; { These conquests are not historical.}
10b ?? Mithridates of Parthia attacks Artavasdes.
* Read Justin's account
Just_42.2'6, 4'1; { Justinus' account is confused, but appears to refer to an attack on Armenia before the accession of Tigranes.}
11 << Tigranes establishes himself as king of Armenia after being released by the Parthians, and enters into negotiations with Mithridates of Pontus.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_11'532;(14.15)  ~Plut:Luc_21'6; Appian:Mith_67;(↓)  ~Just_38.3'1; Movses_2'14; { CAH_9'142; ~OCD_t.}
12 LUS << P.Crassus is proconsul in Spain; he discovers the route to the Cassiterides islands.
* Read Strabo's account
Cic:Planc_32; Strab_3'175-176;(5.11)  Plut:Crass_4'1; { ~MRR_2'11.}
13 << P.Crassus grants Roman citizenship to Alexas of Heracleia.
Cic:Balb_50; { MRR_2'22=90.}
14 ROM << M'.Aquillius is accused of extortion, but acquitted.
* Read Anon's account
@  (?) [Cic]:RhetHer_4'50; Cic:Verr_2.5'3, :Font_38, :Flac_98, :DeOr_2'194-196, :Brut_222, :Off_2'50; ~[Liv]:Per_70; Quint_2.15'7; { OCD_a.}
15 The Lex Licinia Mucia prevents other Italians from assuming Roman citizenship.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Balb_48-49, 54, :DeOr_2'257, :Brut_63, ~:Off_3'47; Sall:Hist_1'17-18;L  ~Ascon_67-68;L  Schol:Bob_129;L  { CAH_9'102; OCD_lex.}
16 Norbanus is brought to trial for his conduct as tribune in 103 B.C.; Sulpicius speaks against him, but he is successfully defended by M.Antonius.
Cic:DeOr_2'89, '107-109, '124, '167, '197-204, :Off_2'49; ValMax_8.5'2; { CAH_9'96; OCD_n.}
17 C.Coelius, a "novus homo", is elected to be consul for the following year.
18 PAL << Alexander Jannaeus massacres his opponents following disturbances at the festival of Tabernacles.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'88-89, ~:AJ_13'372-373; { In October, at the Festival of Tabernacles.}
18a EGY {7 Hathyr -E = November} Document: OGIS_177 & 179, recording the donation of corn to the temple of Socnopaeus.
18b {18 Hathyr -E = December} Document: OGIS_740, a petition from the priests at Magdola.
19 SIC C.Claudius creates new laws for the town of Halaesa.
20 ROM The trial of Q.Caepio, who is defended by the consul L.Crassus.
+Cic:Brut_162; { OCD_caepio.}
21 The first public speech of Q.Hortensius, on behalf of the inhabitants of Africa.
* Read Cicero's account
+Cic:DeOr_3'229, +:Brut_228-229, 324, +328.
22 ?? Cn.Aufidius adopts Orestes, and M.Pupius adopts Piso, even though both the adopters are very old men.
Cic:Dom_35; { Both Pupius Piso and Aufidius Orestes were probably born around 115 B.C.}
23 == The birth of M.Cato.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_114; Plut:CatMin_3'5, ~73'1; { OCD_c.}
24 ++ General remarks on the character of C.Curtius, a tax-farmer and the father of C.Rabirius Postumus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:RabPost_3-4, 47; { Curtius' posthumous son was a prominent banker who was defended by Cicero in 54 B.C.}

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