197 B.C. Olympiad 145.4

Consuls: C. Cornelius L.f. Cethegus, Q. Minucius C.f. Rufus
Athenian archon: Sositeles

previous year   |   next year

    Click on the links in the lists of references to go to the sources for each event

1 EGY {26 Hathyr -E = 4 Daesius -M = January} Document: BD_32A, a letter to Athenodorus the dioecetes, concerning the registration of slave called Thasion.
1a PEL Philippus allows Nabis to take possession of Argos.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_18.17'1-5; +Liv_32.38'1-40'11, 34.31'5-32'19; Just_30.4'5; ~Zonar_9'16;(p289)  { CAH_8'268; Green_310.}
2 GRE Flamininus forces the Boeotians to enter into alliance with the Romans.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_18.17'6, 21.20'5; +Liv_33.1'1-2'6; ~Plut:Flam_6'1-5, :Cam_19'11; +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'268.}
2a CRE Document: OGIS_270, a decree of Aptara in honour of Attalus.
3 ASI ?? Attalus destroys Gergitha in the Troad and resettles its inhabitants.
4 ?? An oracular response from Delphi predicts that Attalus' family will reign until the time of his grandchildren.
* Read Pausanias' account
Diod_34.13'1; Paus_10.15'3.
5 ?? Attalus appoints Ctesiphon of Athens to be a judge in Aeolis.
Athen_15.697'c-d<q" DemetrSc>.
6 ?? Lysimachus is the teacher and parasite of Attalus.
7 ++ General comments on the achievements of Attalus, a loyal ally of the Romans.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.41'1-10, 21.20'2-4.
8 GRE Attalus I dies at Thebes after suffering a stroke there.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_21.20'5, 32.8'3; +Liv_33.2'7-9; Strab_13'624;(4.2)  Suda_E'3579; { OCD_a; Green_311.}
9 MAC The Romans advance into Thessaly.
* Read Livy's account
~Polyb_18.18'1-20'1; +Liv_33.3'1-6'7; ~Plut:Flam_7'3; +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'268.}
10 SYR << Antiochus arranges the betrothal of his daughter Cleopatra to Ptolemy.
~Porph:Fr_47; { In the seventh year of Ptolemy's reign.}
10a THR ?? Document: SEG_38.603, an alliance between Philippus and Lysimacheia.
11 ?? The Thracians sack Lysimacheia.
* Read Livy's account
Liv_33.38'11; Appian:Syr_1'
12 AEG ?? Document: Austin_145,B  a decree of Samos in honour of Diodorus, a public doctor.
12a GRE {Panemus -G = August/Sept.} Document: THI_24.J, the manumission of a slave-girl by an officer of king Attalus.
13 EPI L.Flamininus defeats the Acarnanians at Leucas.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.16'1-17'15; ~Zonar_9'16.(p293) 
14 CIS Cethegus defeats the Insubres and Cenomani near the river Mincius.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_32.29'5-31'6, 33.22'4-8, 23'2, 34.53'3; +CIL_6.31630; +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'112.}
15 SPA The chieftains Culcha and Luxinius start a rebellion in Spain.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.21'6-9, 34.10'5; Appian:Hisp_39; { CAH_8'122.}
16 EGY Ptolemy V captures the rebel stronghold at Lycopolis.
* Read Polybius' account
+OGIS_90'21-28<t= AET_8.11>; BD_110'5; Polyb_22.17'1-2; { See Walbank_p204.}
17 MAC Flamininus defeats Philippus at the battle of Cynoscephalae.
* Read Polybius' account
AnthPal_7.247<q" Alcaeus>; Ennius:Ann_333-342; ~Polyb_18.20'2-27'7; +Liv_33.6'8-10'10, 35.48'12-13; Strab_9'441;(5.20)  ~Plut:Flam_7'4-9'4, 23'6; Paus_7.8'7; Just_30.4'5-16; [Euseb]:Chron_243; Oros_4.20'5-9; +Zonar_9'16;(p291)  { CAH_8'268; OCD_p.}
18 PEL The Achaeans defeats Philippus's general Androsthenes near Corinth.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.14'1-15'16; ~Zonar_9'16.(p293) 
19 ASI The Rhodians defeat Philippus's general Dinocrates near Alabanda.
20 CIL The Rhodians send an embassy to Antiochus, in an attempt to restrain his advance to the west.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_30.31'6; +Liv_33.18'22, 19'8-20'13; Appian:Syr_1'
20a LYC ?? Document: SEG_64.1381, a treaty between Arycanda and Tragalassus in Lycia.
21 The inhabitants of Arycanda in Lycia give their support to Mithridates, the son of Antiochus.
Athen_12.528'a<q" Agatharch>; { Though Athenaeus does not state the identity of this Mithridates, the story probably dates to the period when Antiochus regained control of Lycia.}
21a Document: OGIS_746, recording the consecration of Xanthus by Antiochus.
22 MAC ++ General comments on the course of the Second Macedonian War, and the role of the various Greek states during the war.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_18.47'6, '13, 21.23'7, 38.3'3-4; Sall:Hist_4.67'5-6; Liv_34.59'5, 35.10'8, 36.7'8-9, 42.37'8; Plut:Mor_324'C; Flor_1.23'2-3, 24'5; Paus_1.36'5, 7.8'9; Zonar_9'18.(p305) 
23 Flamininus agrees peace terms with Philippus; the end of the Second Macedonian War.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.33'2-39'7; +Liv_33.11'1-13'15, 19'1-7, 39.23'7; Strab_10'462;(2.25)  Plut:Aem_8'4-5, ~:Flam_9'5-11, :Arat_54'4-5; Appian:Mac_9'1-3;(10)  Paus_7.8'7-8; Ampel_16'3; DioCass_fr.60'1; Just_30.4'17-18; Eutrop_4.2'1; +Zonar_9'16;(p293)  { CAH_8'268-269; OCD_p.}
24 ASI Antiochus captures Ephesus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.40a'1; Porph:Fr_46; Liban:Or_11'121;B  Suda_E'3529; { CAH_8'271; Green_706.}
25 AEG Antiochus defeats Rhodes, Samos, Colophon and Phocaea in a naval battle.
Porph:Fr_47; { The details of this battle, if it ever happened, have been exaggerated.}
25a ?? Document: Syll_584, a decree of Delos in honour of Nabis of Lacedaemon.
26 EGY Scopas the Aetolian is put to death after being accused of treason by Aristomenes.
27 Polycrates of Argos returns after several years as governor of Cyprus, and organises the coming of age (anacleteria) of Ptolemy V.
* Read Suda's account
~Polyb_18.55'3-9; Suda_P'1978; { See Holbl, p138-9.}
27a SYR Document: SEG_36.1280, a statue in honour of an agonothete from Seleuceia.
28 ROM Cethegus celebrates a triumph over the Gauls, but the senate refuses to grant an official triumph to Minucius.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_33.22'1-23'9; +FastTr_p102; { CAH_8'112, '115.}
29 SPA == C.Tuditanus is defeated and killed in Spain.
* Read Livy's account
~Liv_33.25'9; ValMax_3.7'1; Oros_4.20'10; { CAH_8'122.}
30 ROM == Accius incorrectly states that Livius Andronicus was still alive and producing plays in this year.
31 {March -R} The consuls enter office and the Romans ratify the peace with Philippus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_18.42'1-8; +Liv_33.24'5-7, 25'4-27'4; Appian:Mac_9'3;(12)  { CAH_8'269.}

previous year   |   next year

How to use this site   |   Sources and abbreviations   |   Geographical labels
Symbols used to describe events   |   Symbols used to describe references

This page Andrew Smith, 2024
Attalus' home page   |   26.04.24   |   Any comments?