229 B.C. Olympiad 137.4

Consuls: L. Postumius A.f. Albinus (II), Cn. Fulvius Cn.f. Centumalus
Achaean General: Aratus (IX)

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1 AEG ?? Document: THI_91 & Austin_133, two decrees of Delos in honour of citizens of Thessalonica.
1a MAC ?? Document: SEG_60.605, a letter of Demetrius concerning a citizen of Pythium who died without an heir.
1b MAC ?? Document: THI_202, a manumission document from Beroea, dated to the 27th year of Demetrius.
2 ?? A remark at a banquet about the young Philippus, son of Demetrius.
3 The death of Demetrius II, who leaves Antigonus as the guardian of his son Philippus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_2.44'2-5; Diod_28.11'1; Plut:Aem_8'2-3; ~Just_28.3'9-10; Trog:Prol_28; ![Euseb]:Chron_237-239, 241; !Hieron:Chron_1784; ExcBarb_44A; ChronSynt_90;(↓)  { CAH_7.1'453; Errington_p95-96.}
3a EGY {Phamenoth -E = April/May} Document: AET_9.1'J, a list of current and previous officials serving the sacred Apis bull.
4 EPI The Illyrians attack Epidamnus but fail to capture it.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_2.9'1-6; ValMax_1.5e'2; { OCD_teuta; Green_254.}
5 The Illyrians capture Corcyra, after defeating an Achaean fleet near Paxos.
~Polyb_2.9'7-10'7; { CAH_7.1'453; Errington_p95.}
6 PEL The Illyrians make a raid on Mothone.
Paus_4.35'6-7; { This incident is not dated by Pausanias, but is likely to belong to this early stage of Illyrian expansion.}
7 Cleomenes of Sparta seizes Belbina, on the border with Megalopolis.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Polyb_2.46'5; ~Plut:Cleom_3'6-4'5; Paus_2.9'1; { ~CAH_7.1'456; Green_256.}
8 PON << Ziaelas, king of Bithynia, is killed by some Gallic mercenaries.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_2.58'c<q" Phylarch_50>; Trog:Prol_27; { CAH_7.1'425; Green_699.}
9 ASI << Attalus defeats Antiochus Hierax in Phrygia.
OGIS_274; { The battles between Attalus and Hierax probably started in the north of Asia Minor and moved south - see Green_264, CAH_7.1'429.}
10 EPI Demetrius of Pharus betrays Corcyra to the Romans.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_2.11'1-6;'8;(7.12)  Appian:Ill_7; DioCass_fr.49'7; ~Zonar_8'19;(p37)  { CAH_8'89; OCD_d.}
11 MAC The Romans relieve Epidamnus.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_2.11'7-10; Appian:Ill_7;(↓)  DioCass_fr.49'6-7; ~Zonar_8'19.(p37) 
12 ILL The Romans relieve Issa.
* Read Polybius' account
Ennius:Ann_245-249; +Polyb_2.11'11-12; Appian:Ill_7;(↓)  ~Zonar_8'19;(p37)  { CAH_8'89.}
13 The Romans capture several Illyrian towns and force Teuta to escape to Rhizon.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_2.11'13-17; Flor_1.21'4; +Eutrop_3.4'1; +Oros_4.13'2; ~Zonar_8'19;(p39)  { CAH_8'89; Errington_p97-98.}
14 Fulvius returns to Rome.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_2.11'17-12'1; DioCass_fr.49'7; { CAH_8'89.}
15 MAC The Aetolians invade western Thessaly.
Paus_6.16'2; { CAH_7.1'453; Errington_p96.}
16 SPA ?? Hamilcar passes on to his sons his hatred of Rome.
* Read Zonaras' account
Nepos_22.4'3, 23.3'1; ValMax_9.3e'2; Cassiod:Chr_524; Zonar_8'21.(p55) 
17 ++ Hamilcar's campaigns in Spain.
* Read Nepos' account
Polyb_3.14'10; Nepos_22.4'1; Strab_3'151;(2.14)  Appian:Hisp_5, :Hann_2; Ampel_36'2.
18 ++ General comments on the military and political achievements of Hamilcar.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_23.22'1; Appian:Hisp_8'
19 The death of Hamilcar, who is succeeded as Carthaginian commander in Spain by Hasdrubal.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Polyb_2.1'7-9, 3.10'7; Diod_25.10'3-12'1; ~Nepos_22.4'2, 23.3'1; ~Liv_21.2'1-4, 24.41'3; Frontin:Str_2.4'17; Silius_1'142-146; Appian:Hisp_5-6; ~Just_44.5'4-5; !Oros_4.13'1; !Cassiod:Chr_524; !Zonar_8'19,(p31)  '21;(p55)  { CAH_8'23; OCD_ham..}
20 PEL == The Aeginetans and Arcadians join the Achaean League.
~Plut:Arat_34'7; { CAH_7.1'456.}
21 == Aristomachus of Argos joins the Achaean League.
* Read Plutarch's account
Polyb_2.44'6, ~60'4; Strab_8'377,(6.18)  '385;(7.3)  ~Plut:Arat_35'1-5; Paus_2.8'6; { CAH_7.1'456; Errington_p96.}

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