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71 B.C. Olympiad 177.2


Consuls: P. Cornelius P.f. Lentulus Sura, Cn. Aufidius Cn.f. Orestes

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1 SPA << Pompeius captures the rebel cities of Uxama and Calagurris.
* Read Florus' account
Sall:Hist_3'82-83;L  ValMax_7.6e'3;L  Juvenal_15'93-113;L  Flor_2.10'9; Exsuper_56; Oros_5.23'14.L 
2 CRE << The Cretans defeat Antonius and force him to retreat.
* Read Livy's account
Sall:Hist_3'74-75;L  Diod_40.1'1; ~[Liv]:Per_97'a; Flor_1.42'3; Appian:Sic_6'2,(8)  :BCiv_1.111'b; {CAH_9'249; McGushin_2'125.}
3 PON << Lucullus besieges Amisus and Themiscyra.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_3'40;L  ~Plut:Luc_14'2-8, 33'3; +Phlegon:Fr_12'3;(97)  ~Appian:Mith_78'b-d; {CAH_9'237.}
4 << Mithridates gathers together a new army at Cabeira.
* Read Memnon's account
Memn_29'8; ~Plut:Luc_15'1; ~Appian:Mith_78'd; {CAH_9'237.}
5 ROM << C.Caesar is elected military tribune, ahead of C.Popillius.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Caes_5'1; ~Suet:Caes_5'1; {MRR_2'87.}
6 ITA Spartacus breaks out at night though Crassus' siegeworks.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_4'29-31;L  Frontin:Str_1.5'20; ~Plut:Crass_10'6; ~Appian:BCiv_1.119'a-b; {CAH_9'223.}
7 SPA Pompeius leaves Spain, and sets up a trophy on the Pyrenees.
* Read Strabo's account
Sall:Hist_3'84-85;L  Strab_3.160'c;(4.9)  Plin:HN_3'18,L  7'96;L  ~Plut:Pomp_21'1; Exsuper_56; {OCD_p.}
8 ITA Crassus catches and defeats a detachment of German slaves separated from Spartacus' main army, near a Lucanian lake.
* Read Frontinus' account
Sall:Hist_4'32-33;L  Frontin:Str_2.4'7; +Plut:Crass_11'1; ~Appian:BCiv_1.119'a; ~Oros_5.24'6.L 
9 ITA Spartacus withdraws towards Brundisium.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Plut:Crass_11'4; ~Appian:BCiv_1.120'a.
10 Crassus annihilates the army of German slaves led by Castus and Cannicus, killing over 30,000 of the slaves.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_4'34;L  ~[Liv]:Per_97'a; Frontin:Str_2.5'34; +Plut:Crass_11'2-3; ~Oros_5.24'6;L  {CAH_9'223.}
11 PON << Lucullus advances against Mithridates, but is defeated in a cavalry skirmish near Cabeira.
* Read Appian's account
Memn_29'8; ~Plut:Luc_15'2; +Phlegon:Fr_12'3;(97)  ~Appian:Mith_79'a-b.
12 << Holcabas deserts to the Romans, and then allegedly attempts to kill Lucullus.
* Read Plutarch's account
Frontin:Str_2.5'30; ~Plut:Luc_16'1-7; ~Appian:Mith_79'b-d.
13 << Lucullus is shown a safe route to advance against Cabeira, but is then defeated in another skirmish.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_4'3-5;L  Memn_29'8; ~Plut:Luc_15'3-7; ~Appian:Mith_80'a-b.
14 The grandfather of the geographer Strabo, (?) Aeniates, rebels from Mithridates and persuades some garrisons to surrender to the Romans.
Strab_12.557'e-558'a;(3.33)  {When Lucullus was already winning the war against Mithridates.}
15 ITA Crassus defeats and kills Spartacus by the river Silarus.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sall:Hist_4'36;L  ~[Liv]:Per_97'a; Vell_2.30'6; Lucan_2'554; Plut:Pomp_21'2, :Crass_11'5-7, 36'2; ~Appian:BCiv_1.120'b-c; Ampel_45'3;L  Athen_6.273'a; Eutrop_6.7'2; ~Oros_5.24'7;L  {CAH_9'223; OCD_s.}
16 ++ General comments on the virtuous character of Spartacus.
Diod_38.21'1; Plin:HN_33'49.L 
17 ++ General comments on the ignominious war against Spartacus' slave army.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.5'5-7, :LegMan_30; Caes:BGall_1.40'5; Hor:Od_3.14'19-20; Seneca:Contr_2.1'7;L  Tac:Ann_3'73; Flor_1.47'10, 2.8'1-2; Appian:Mith_109'b; Ampel_41'4;L  Julian:Caes_322'D; August:DeCiv_3.26'b-c, 4.5'd-e, 5.22'a; Oros_5.24'18-20.L 
18 ETR Pompeius arrives back in Italy, and defeats a force of slaves attempting to escape to the north.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Pomp_21'3, 31'12-13, +:Crass_11'2, '5, '7; ~Appian:BCiv_1.119'b; Ampel_45'3;L  {CAH_9'223; OCD_spartacus.}
19 PON << A force sent by Mithridates to attack Lucullus' supply convoy is defeated by Hadrianus and suffers heavy losses.
* Read Memnon's account
Sall:Hist_4'6;L  ~[Liv]:Per_97'a; Memn_29'9; ~Plut:Luc_17'1-2; +Phlegon:Fr_12'3;(97)  ~Appian:Mith_80'b-81'a; Eutrop_6.8'3; {CAH_9'237.}
20 << Panic in Mithridates' camp as his army attempts to escape before the arrival of Lucullus.
* Read Appian's account
Sall:Hist_4'7-8;L  Memn_30'1; ~Plut:Luc_17'3-8; ~Appian:Mith_81'b-82'a; Eutrop_6.8'3; {CAH_9'237.}
21 NAR The German king Ariovistus enters Gaul at the invitation of the Sequani, and defeats the Aedui.
* Read Caesar's account
Caes:BGall_1.31'4-10, 6.12'2-4, 7.67'7; {OCD_a.}
22 ITA The survivors of Spartacus' army are rounded up and crucified.
* Read Appian's account
~Appian:BCiv_1.120'c; ~Oros_5.24'8;L  {OCD_s.}
23 Crassus rewards a man from Avenio with Roman citizenship.
Cic:Balb_50.
24 ROM Pompeius and Crassus are elected consuls for the following year.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:Verr_1'45, :LegMan_62; Sall:Hist_4'37,L  '42,L  '44-45;L  ~[Liv]:Per_97'a; ValMax_8.15'8;L  ~Plut:Pomp_21'4-22'2, 44'5, +:Crass_12'1; ~Appian:BCiv_1.121'a-b, 3.88'a; DioCass_77.5'5; {CAH_9'223; OCD_p.}
25 PON << Lucullus captures and loots Cabeira.
* Read Memnon's account
Sall:Hist_4'9-10;L  Memn_30'2; ~Plut:Luc_18'1, 46'1; {McGushin_2'144.}
26 << Mithridates escapes to his father-in-law Tigranes, in Armenia.
* Read Appian's account
Cic:LegMan_22-23; ~[Liv]:Per_97'b; Joseph:AJ_13'241; Memn_30'1; ~Plut:Luc_19'1; Flor_1.40'18; ~Appian:Mith_82'b; Eutrop_6.8'4; {CAH_9'238.}
27 CIL The death of M.Antonius, who is given the ironic title of Creticus.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_97'a; Plut:Ant_1'1; Appian:Sic_6'2;(8)  Schol:Bob_96; {Green_655.}
28 ++ General comments on the character of Antonius, and his unsuccessful campaign against the pirates.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:Phil_3'17; Sall:Hist_3'76;L  Tac:Ann_12'62; Plut:Ant_1'1-3, 88'2; Trog:Prol_39.
29 ROM Antonius' debts force his son to renounce his inheritance.
Cic:Phil_2'42, '44.
30 ROM Metellus celebrates a triumph and discharges his soldiers, even though Pompeius and Crassus refuse to disband their armies.
* Read Velleius' account
Sall:Hist_4'43;L  Vell_2.30'1; DioCass_38.5'1, 56.39'2; Eutrop_6.5'2; {CAH_9'791; OCD_m.}
31 Crassus celebrates an ovation, for his victory over Spartacus.
* Read Gellius' account
Cic:Pis_58; Plin:HN_15'125;L  +Plut:Crass_11'8; Gell_5.6'23; Hieron:Chron_1947; {CAH_9'223.}
32 M.Lollius Palicanus campaigns for the full restoration of the tribunes' powers.
Sall:Hist_4'38-41;L  {CAH_9'215; OCD_l.}
33 == The triumph of M.Lucullus, over the Thracians.
Cic:Pis_44; {CAH_9'791; OCD_l.}
34 PON L.Lucullus captures the fortress of Eupatoria.
Memn_30'3.
35 ARM Tigranes allows Mithridates to stay in Armenia, but refuses to meet him.
* Read Memnon's account
Memn_31'1; Plut:Luc_22'1; ~Appian:Mith_82'b; {CAH_9'791.}
36 ITA << The death of the elder Oppianicus; Sassia alleges that her son Cluentius poisoned him.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Clu_169-178, 188-191; {Dated approximately by Cic:Clu_178-179.}
37 AS1 == Document: CIL_1.589, a Roman decree confirming privileges granted to Termessus.
38 PEL ?? Document: Sherk_47e,B  an inscription in honour of P.Rutilius Nudus, from Aegium in Achaea.
39 == Document: Sherk_74B  (SIG_748), an inscription in honour of Numerius and M.Cloatius, from Gytheium in Laconia.
40 SIC == Verres subverts the activities of the local censors in Sicily.
~Cic:Verr_2.2'131-141.
41 == Apronius despoils the territory of Aetna, Leontini, and other cities.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.3'76, ~'104-118, '120.
42 ?? Verres alters the terms of the Lex Hieronica, the traditional law governing the taxation of produce in Sicily.
Cic:Verr_2.3'10-66.
43 ?? Verres increases the corn tax impositions on Agyrium, Herbita, Acesta, Lipara, and other towns.
Cic:Verr_2.3'67-103.
44 ?? Systematic extortion by Verres diminishes corn production in Sicily.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.3'119-146, '163-205.
45 ?? Verres seizes the possessions of many innocent Sicilians, including Epicrates, Heius, Heraclius, Philocrates, Sopater and Sosippus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.2'25-27, '35-50, '53-62, '66-75, '80-81, 4'4-20, '27-28, '139, '151.
46 ?? Crimes of Verres relating to statues and other works of art.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.2'50-52, '118-130, '141-168, 4'1-3, '29-60, '72-135, '185-187; Quint_5.11'7; AmmMarc_15.3'3.
47 ?? Other activities and misdeeds of Verres, as governor of Sicily.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_1'12-15, '56, _2.1'14, 2'169-171, 5'9-31, '40-41.
48 {? December -R} Verres returns to Rome with a huge amount of booty, after the Sicilians ask for him to be replaced immediately by L.Metellus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.1'113, 2'9-10, '13-15, ~3'45, 5'44.
49 ROM Varro writes a "Commentarius", which provides guidance to Pompeius on the duties of a consul.
~Gell_14.7'1-3; {CAH_9'224.}
50 {29 December -R} The triumph of Pompeius, for his victories in Spain.
* Read Velleius' account
Cic:LegMan_62; #Vell_2.30'1-2, 40'4; Lucan_7'13-19, 8'809-810; Plin:HN_7'96;L  ~Plut:Pomp_22'1, 45'7, :Crass_11'8; SHA:Prob_2'3; Eutrop_6.5'2; Schol:Bob_138;L  {CAH_9'224; OCD_p.}

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