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126 B.C. Olympiad 163.3


Consuls: M. Aemilius Lepidus, L. Aurelius L.f. Orestes
Athenian archon: Diotimus

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1 ROM M.Junius Pennus passes a law banning all foreigners from Rome.
* Read Cicero's account
@  Lucil_1017; +Cic:Brut_109, :Off_3'47; Plin:HN_29'16;L  { CAH_8'240; CAH_9'76.}
2 EGY << Document: BD_141, a letter from Osoroeris complaining about grave robbers.
3 {9 Pauni -E = June} Document: SelPap_1.83, the will of Dryton the Cretan.
5 ROM ++ The impoverished childhood of M.Scaurus.
[Vict]:VirIll_72'1-2.L 
6 SAR Orestes subdues the Sardinians.
* Read Livy's account
+[Liv]:Per_60'a; [Vict]:VirIll_72'3;L  { CAH_9'781; Green_716.}
7 C.Gracchus takes part in the fighting in Sardinia, as quaestor.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Plut:CGrac_1'4-2'1, 22'3.
8 SYR Alexander Zabinas defeats Demetrius near Damascus.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:AJ_13'268; ~Just_39.1'7; ~[Euseb]:Chron_257'c; { Green_716; Hölbl_p200.}
9 PHO Tyre gains independence from the Seleucids; beginning of the Tyrian era.
~Hieron:Chron_2295; { OCD_t.}
9a EXT ?? Valarsaces defeats the Macedonians, and strengthens the kingdom of Armenia.
Movses_2'4-8;
9b << After the death of Valarsaces, Arsaces (? Arshag) becomes king of Armenia.
Movses_2'8-9; { Valarsaces is said to have ruled for 22 years.}
10 ROM {11 November -R} The triumph of M'.Aquillius, over Aristonicus.
* Read Fasti's account
Cic:DeOr_2'195;L  Sall:Hist_4.67'8; #FastTr_p105; Vell_2.4'1; Appian:BCiv_1.22'a; { CAH_9'34; OCD_a.}
11 SIC Mt. Aetna erupts, and another eruption at sea leads to the formation of an island near Lipara.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_6.277'a-b"(2.11  Poseidon_88>; +Plin:HN_2'203;L  +Obseq_29; !Hieron:Chron_1892; +Oros_5.10'11.L 
12 == According to some, the fourth Ludi Saeculares were celebrated during this year.
+Censor:DN_17'11.
13 << Hypsaeus and Cn.Octavius have a ridiculous procedural dispute in a case heard by the praetor M.Crassus.
Cic:DeOr_1'166-167;L  { MRR_1'508.}
14 AEG << Document: Inscr_23'A & 23'B, two inscriptions from Delos referring to protection given by "cousins" of Ptolemaeus Euergetes.

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