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103 B.C. Olympiad 169.2


Consuls: C. Marius C.f. III, L. Aurelius L.f. Orestes
Athenian archon: Theocles

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1 ROM << The Romans start an investigation into the disappearance of the gold from Tolosa.
Cic:ND_3'74; Oros_5.15'25.L 
2 PAL The death of Aristobulus, and the accession of Alexander Jannaeus.
* Read Josephus' account
Strab_16'762;(2.40)  Joseph:BJ_1'81-85, '106, ~:AJ_13'314-323, '404, 20'241-242; [Euseb]:Chron_129; ChronPasc_452'A-B, 464'C, 509'B; Hieron:Chron_1913, +1914; Sulpit_2'26; August:DeCiv_18'45;(↓↓)  ExcBarb_47B; ChronSynt_95;(↓)  { CAH_9'291; OCD_hasmoneans.}
3 Ptolemy Lathyrus comes to the aid of Ptolemais against Alexander Jannaeus.
* Read Josephus' account
~Joseph:AJ_13'324-334, '358; { Hölbl_p208.}
4 SIC The praetor Lucullus defeats Tryphon, but makes no further progress against the rebel slaves.
* Read Florus' account
Diod_36.8'1-5; Flor_1.44'11; { CAH_9'26.}
5 ETR Sulla persuades the Marsi to stay allied to Rome.
+Plut:Sull_4'1-2.
6 PAL Ptolemy Lathyrus defeats Alexander Jannaeus in battle.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'86, ~:AJ_13'334-347.
7 ROM Elections for new consuls: Saturninus helps Marius to be re-elected.
* Read Plutarch's account
~[Liv]:Per_67; +Plut:Mar_14'11-14.
8 NAR The Cimbri return from Spain and rejoin the Teutones.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_67; +Plut:Mar_14'10; Obseq_43.
9 PAL Cleopatra expels Ptolemy Lathyrus from Palestine.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_1'86, ~:AJ_13'348-351.
10 ROM == Saturninus passes a law to provide land in Africa for the veterans of Marius.
[Caes]:BAfr_56'3; ~[Vict]:VirIll_73'1;L  { CAH_9'30; OCD_s.}
11 == Saturninus passes a law against crimes of treason.
Cic:DeOr_2'107,L  '201;L  { CAH_9'95-96; OCD_s.}
12 == Caepio and Mallius are both exiled, following riots instigated by the tribune Norbanus.
* Read Anon's account
[Cic]:RhetHer_1'24; Cic:Part_104-105,(30)  :DeOr_2'124,L  '197,L  '199-204;L  ValMax_4.7'3,L  6.9'13;L  GranLic_13; { CAH_9'95; OCD_n; MRR_1'563.}
13 == T.Albucius is convicted of extortion, following his return from Sardinia.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:DivCaec_63, :ProvCon_15, :Pis_92, :Scaur_40, :Off_2'50; { Albucius was probably praetor in 105 - MRR_1'575.}
14 == Marius starts to wear a gold ring, instead of the traditional iron ring.
+Plin:HN_33'12.L 
15 ?? C.Caelius acquits a man accused of slandering the poet Lucilius.
[Cic]:RhetHer_2'19.
16 == The death of the poet Turpilius.
+Hieron:Chron_1914; { OCD_t.}
17 == The birth of the poet M.Furius Bibaculus.
+Hieron:Chron_1914; { OCD_b.}
18 ITA == The birth of A.Cluentius of Larinum, the client of Cicero.
~Cic:Clu_11; { Cluentius was 15 years old in 88 B.C.}
19 PON << Mithridates sends an embassy to the Cimbri.
~Just_38.3'6.
20 CIS << Marius sends a letter to test the loyalty of the Gauls and Ligurians.
Frontin:Str_1.2'6.
21 ROM << Cn.Domitius is elected pontifex maximus.
~[Liv]:Per_67.
22 << Q.Fabius Maximus is convicted of murdering his young son.
ValMax_6.1'5;L  ~Oros_5.16'8;L  { Fabius was censor in 108 B.C.}

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