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150 B.C. Olympiad 157.3


Consuls: T. Quinctius T.f. Flamininus, M'. Acilius L.f. Balbus
Athenian archon: (?) Speusippus
Achaean General: Diaeus

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1 AFR Hasdrubal marches against Masinissa.
Appian:Pun_70'
2 LUS Lucullus campaigns against the Lusitani near Gades and Turdetania.
Appian:Hisp_59; { Lucullus attacked the Lusitani immediately after coming out of his winter quarters.}
3 NUM << A battle between Masinissa and the Carthaginians.
* Read Appian's account
Polyb_36.16'12; ValMax_2.10'4,L  5.2e'4;L  Plut:Mor_791'F-792'A; ~Appian:Pun_71-72; { CAH_8'151; Walbank_p654.}
4 LUS Galba massacres the Lusitani.
* Read Appian's account
Cic:Brut_89; Nepos:Cat_3'4; [Liv]:Per_49, +:EpOx_48'83;L  ValMax_8.1'2,L  9.6'2;L  Suet:Gal_3'2; Appian:Hisp_59-60, 61; Oros_4.21'10;L  { CAH_8'137; OCD_g.}
5 NUM Masinissa forces the Carthaginian army to surrender.
* Read Appian's account
Polyb_3.5'1; ~[Liv]:Per_48; ~Appian:Pun_72-74, 79; Zonar_9'26;(p367)  { CAH_8'150-151.}
6 SYR ++ Demetrius is alleged to be frequently drunk.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_33.19'1; Athen_10.440'b.
7 Demetrius is defeated and killed by the army of Alexander Balas.
* Read Josephus' account
Polyb_3.5'3; 1Macc_10'48-53; ~[Liv]:Per_48, 52; Strab_13'624;(4.2)  Joseph:AJ_13'58-61, '80; Appian:Syr_67; Just_35.1'11; +[Euseb]:Chron_255, 263; +Hieron:Chron_1867; Sulpit_2'24; ExcBarb_46A; { CAH_8'362; OCD_d.}
8 ROM The Romans start to raise an army to fight against the Carthaginians.
* Read Appian's account
~Appian:Pun_74, 80, 93; { CAH_8'152.}
9 PHO The wedding of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra, daughter of Ptolemy VI; Alexander summons Jonathan and treats him with great honour.
* Read 1Maccabees' account
+1Macc_10'51-66; [Liv]:Per_52; Joseph:AJ_13'80-85; ChronPasc_441'C; +Hieron:Chron_1866, 1874; Sulpit_2'24; { CAH_8'538; Green_445.}
10 GRE The Achaean general Menalcidas receives a bribe from the people of Oropus.
Paus_7.11'6-12'3; { Menalcidas was probably strategus in 151/0 (Walbank_p532).}
11 NAR << Scipio Aemilianus passes through Massilia and other cities, and makes enquiries about the British Isles.
Strab_4'190<q"(2.1)  Polyb_34.10'7>; { Walbank_p612.}
12 ROM The senate votes to allow the Achaean exiles to return home, after a caustic comment from Cato.
* Read Plutarch's account
Polyb_3.5'4; Plut:CatMai_9'2-3, :Mor_199'E; Paus_7.10'12; Zonar_9'31;(p401)  { CAH_8'319; Green_278-279.}
13 Supposed date of the conversation in Cicero's "de Senectute".
Cic:Sen_3-85; { Cato is said to be 84 years old, and Masinissa is 90 years old (Cic:Sen_32-34).}
14 The Carthaginians send an embassy to defend their action against Masinissa.
* Read Appian's account
Diod_31.1'1, 3'1; Appian:Pun_74; { CAH_8'151.}
15 Cato persuades to senate to go to war against Carthage, despite the opposition of Nasica.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_36.1'1-2'4; [Cic]:RhetHer_4'20; Cic:LegAgr_2'87, :Tusc_3'51,L  :Off_1'79; Diod_34.33'3-5; ~[Liv]:Per_49; Plut:CatMai_27'2-5; Flor_1.31'4-5; [Vict]:VirIll_47'8;L  August:DeCiv_1'30, 2'18; Oros_4.23'8-10;L  Zonar_9'30;(p399)  { This famous debate is reported in various contexts; but the final decision to go to war was made in this year (see Walbank_p654).}
16 ?? The Lex Aelia et Fufia confirms the right of magistrates to obstruct plebeian assemblies.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:RedSen_11, :HarResp_58, :Sest_33, :Vat_18, 23, :Pis_9-10; Schol:Bob_148;L  { ~OCD_lex.}
17 PAL ?? Document: Jubilees_, the Book of Jubilees. { The book appears to refer to the Maccabean revolt, and was probably written soon afterwards.}

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