134 B.C. Olympiad 161.3

Consuls: P. Cornelius P.f. Scipio Aemilianus II, C. Fulvius Q.f. Flaccus
Athenian archon: Nicomachus

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1 PAL ++ The reign of Simon brings peace and prosperity to Judaea.
2 {Shebat -J = February} Murder of Simon and accession of John Hyrcanus.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
#1Macc_16'11-24; Joseph:BJ_1'54-56, ~:AJ_13'228-229; [Euseb]:Chron_129; +Hieron:Chron_1883, 1887; Sulpit_2'26; Syncell_348; { CAH_9'291; OCD_hasmonean=135.}
3 ETR ?? An eagle's brood foretells the number of Marius' consulships.
4 ++ C.Marius spends his early life in the countryside near Arpinum.
Sall:Jug_63'3-5; Plut:Mar_3'1.
5 ROM Scipio recruits a corps of volunteers.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mar_3'2; ~Appian:Hisp_84; { CAH_9'61-62; OCD_s.}
6 SIC Fulvius is given the command in the war in Sicily.
* Read Livy's account
+[Liv]:Per_56; Oros_5.9'6.
7 SPA Scipio restores discipline in the Roman army.
* Read Appian's account
Lucil_429-437; ~[Liv]:Per_57; ValMax_2.7'1; Frontin:Str_4.1'1, '5; Plut:Mar_3'2, 13'2-3; Flor_1.34'8-11; +Appian:Hisp_84-86; Polyaen_8.16'2-4; Aelian:VH_11'9; +Oros_5.7'2-5.
8 PAL Hyrcanus besieges Ptolemaeus.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'57-59, ~:AJ_13'230-233.
8a EGY {22 Pachon -E = June} Document: SelPap_2.273B, a petition from Dorotheus, a Jew living in Heracleopolis.
9 SYR << The birth of Poseidonius of Apameia.
~Lucian:Macr_20; { OCD_p.}
10 GRE Slave revolts in Attica and Delos are quickly suppressed.
~Diod_34.2'19; { Green_715.}
11 ITA The slave revolt in Italy is crushed.
+Obseq_27; { Green_715.}
12 SPA Scipio attacks Pallantia, where he rescues Rutilius Rufus from an ambush.
* Read Appian's account
~[Liv]:Per_57; +Appian:Hisp_87-88; Suda_R'239; { CAH_8'136.}
13 NUM ++ The rigorous early life and training of Jugurtha.
14 SPA Jugurtha joins the Roman army.
Sall:Jug_7'1-7; +Appian:Hisp_89'
15 Scipio defeats the Numantines.
* Read Appian's account
Frontin:Str_2.8'7; Flor_1.34'11; +Appian:Hisp_89; +Oros_5.7'6-7.
16 PAL Ptolemaeus kills the mother of Hyrcanus and escapes to Philadelphia.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'60, ~:AJ_13'234-235.
17 Antiochus VII attacks Jerusalem.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'61, !:AJ_13'236-239; !Hieron:Chron_1885; { CAH_8'369=135; OCD_j.}
18 ROM == The birth of Servilius Isauricus.
Suda_A'3213<q" Aelian:Fr_110>; { ~OCD_s.}
19 ++ P.Rutilius improves his knowledge of the law by regularly listening to P.Scaevola.
20 ++ Galba is the outstanding orator of his time.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Brut_82, 92-94, 333; { Galba was consul in 144 B.C.}

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