158 B.C. Olympiad 155.3

Consuls: M. Aemilius M'.f. Lepidus, C. Popillius P.f. Laenas (II)
Athenian archon: Pyrrhus

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1 ROM The Athenians and Delians send embassies to Rome about a legal dispute.
~Polyb_32.7'1-5; { Walbank_p525.}
2 CAP << Orophernes drives Ariarathes out of Cappadocia.
* Read Diodorus' account
Polyb_3.5'2; Diod_31.32'1; ~[Liv]:Per_47; Appian:Syr_47; Trog:Prol_34; Zonar_9'24;(p359)  { CAH_8'359.}
3 GRE << Cleitomachus becomes a pupil of Carneades.
* Read Apollodorus' account
~Apollod:Fr_56; Plut:Mor_328'C; { ~OCD_cl.}
3a MAC << The birth of the philosopher Philon of Larissa.
4 ASI ?? The poet Leschides accompanies Eumenes on his campaigns.
5 ?? Eumenes creates a library at Pergamon by collecting a large number of books, which are written on parchment when the Egyptians ban the export of papyrus.
* Read Vitruvius' account'4; Strab_13'609.(1.54) 
6 LYC ?? Document: RC_54 (OGIS_751), a letter from Attalus to Amlada.
6a ASI ?? Document: SEG_47.1745, three letters from Eumenes to the inhabitants of Tyriaeum.
6b ?? Document: RC_53, a letter from Eumenes to the Dionysiac artists at Teos.
6c ?? Document: SEG_36.1048, a decree of Myūs, granting divine honours to Eumenes.
7 ++ General remarks on the character of Eumenes, a wise and loyal king.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_32.8'1-7; Sall:Hist_4.67'8; Suda_E'3579.
8 << The death of Eumenes II, and accession of Attalus II.
* Read Strabo's account
OGIS_264'C; FGrH_506'1; ~Polyb_32.12'1; Diod_31.36'1; Strab_13'624;(4.2)  Plut:Mor_184'B, 489'F; Trog:Prol_34; { CAH_8'334; OCD_a<160/59>; see also Walbank_p526.}
8a EXT << After the death of Saurmag, Mirvan becomes king of the Iberians.
ChronGeorg_3-4;(↓↓)  { Traditional date, according to C.Toumanoff.}
9 ROM The censors P.Scipio Nasica and M.Popillius complete the census.
* Read Fasti's account
~FastCap_p66; ~[Liv]:Per_47; Vell_2.3'1; Gell_4.20'11.
10 {19 August -R} The triumph of M.Fulvius, over the Eleates.
11 Ariarathes arrives in Rome after his expulsion from Cappadocia.
Polyb_31.10'1; { CAH_8'359.}
12 ASI {20 Dios -M} Document: SEG_44.1108, a letter of Attalus II to Olbasa in Pisidia.
13 GRE Document: THI_123, the record of a loan to the city of Drymaea.
14 MAC == The mines in Macedonia are reopened.

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