201 B.C. Olympiad 144.4

Consuls: Cn. Cornelius L.f. Lentulus, P. Aelius Q.f. Paetus
Achaean General: Philopoemen (IV)

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1 ROM {March -R} C.Servilius Geminus is appointed dictator to hold consular elections.
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~Liv_30.39'4-5; +FastCap_p62; Vell_2.28'2; Appian:BCiv_1'98;(↓)  { CAH_8'528.}
2 {19 April -R} C.Servilius celebrates the festival of Cerealia for the first time.
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~Liv_30.39'8; { See Lazenby_p230.}
3 Lentulus attempts to obtain command of the army in Africa, but the senate decides that Scipio should remain as supreme commander.
+Liv_30.40'7-41'9; { CAH_8'65, '73.}
4 Embassies from Philippus and the Carthaginians appear before the senate.
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Diod_27.13'1-18'3; Liv_40.42'1-21; Appian:Pun_56-64; DioCass_fr.57'76, 59'1; ~Zonar_9'14;(p271)  { CAH_8'245.}
5 The Roman senate and people ratify the peace with Carthage.
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Ennius:Ann_316; Polyb_20.11'7, 21.21'2; +Liv_30.43'1-44'11; Strab_17'829,(3.9)  '833;(3.15)  ValMax_2.7'12, 5.1'1, 7.2'6; Appian:Pun_65; DioCass_fr.57'83-86; +Oros_4.19'5; ~Zonar_9'14;(p273)  { CAH_8'65; OCD_punic.}
6 GRE << Philippus invades Attica.
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+Liv_31.1'10, 14'10, 45.22'6; Flor_1.23'4; Appian:Mac_4'1;(5)  { CAH_8'257; Green_306.}
7 CIS C.Ampius, a prefect of Aelius, is defeated and killed by the Boii.
8 PEL Nabis attacks Messene.
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~Polyb_16.13'1-14'1, 16'1-17'7; Liv_34.32'16; Plut:Phil_12'4-6, :Flam_24'2, :Mor_817'E-F; Paus_4.29'10, 8.50'5; { OCD_n; Green_302.}
9 EGY Tlepolemus acts as sole regent of Ptolemy V, despite the opposition of Ptolemaeus son of Sosibius.
10 PAL Antiochus captures Gaza.
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~Polyb_16.18'2, 22a'1-7; { CAH_8'251; Green_705.}
11 AFR ++ General comments on the victorious campaign of Scipio in Africa.
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Ennius:Ann_306; Cic:Mur_32; Liv_38.53'11, 45.14'2; ValMax_5.3'2; Sen:Ep_86'5; Quint_8.4'20; Plut:Fab_29'3; Appian:Pun_2; [Vict]:VirIll_53'1; Malal_209.
12 Scipio returns to Italy.
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~Polyb_16.23'1-4; Sall:Jug_5'5, 14'8; +Liv_30.44'12-45'4, 32.3'3, 37.53'22, 45.39'7; Silius_17'625-654; Appian:Pun_65'
13 ROM The triumph of Scipio, for his victories in Africa.
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Ennius:Ann_318-321; ~Polyb_16.23'5-7; Cic:Fin_4'22; +Liv_30.45'5, 37.59'2, 38.51'14; ValMax_5.1'1, 2'5, 6.2'3; Silius_17'628-654; Plut:Mor_196'E; Appian:Pun_65-67; Eutrop_3.23'2; +Oros_4.19'6.
14 Scipio is given the surname Africanus.
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Sall:Jug_5'4; Hor:Od_4.8'18-19; Liv_21.46'8, +30.45'6; Silius_9'545-546, 17'626; Flor_1.22'11; Appian:Syr_21;(↓)  Eutrop_3.23'2, 4.4'3; August:DeCiv_10'21;(↓)  +Oros_4.19'6; ~Zonar_9'14.(p273) 
15 ASI Philippus attacks Pergamon.
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~Polyb_16.1'1-9, 18.6'2; Diod_28.5'1; Liv_31.46'4; Appian:Mac_4'1;(5)  Trog:Prol_29, 30; { CAH_8'253.}
16 AEG The fleets of Pergamon and Rhodes are defeated by the Macedonians at Lade, but win another battle at Chios.
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OGIS_283; Polyb_3.3'2, 16.2'1-10'4, 14'5-15'8, 18.2'2; Liv_31.14'4, 32.33'5, 33.3'3; { CAH_8'252-253; OCD_philip.}
17 ?? Document: Austin_153,B  an inscription prescribing the oath to be taken by the citizens of Calymna following their political union with Cos.
17a << Document: IG_12.4.1.75, a record of contributions towards the defence of the island of Cos.
18 GRE << Document: Syll_553a, a decree of Delphi in honour of Philleas of Naupactus.
18a Document: Ma_16 (OGIS_234), a decree of the Amphictyons recognising the inviolability of Alabanda.
19 EGY << Document: PTeb_8, drafts of letters concerning taxes in Lesbos, Thrace, and Lycia.
19a PAL << Document: SEG_29.1613'C-D, a letter from Ptolemaeus, son of Thraseas, to Antiochus III, about disputes in villages.
20 ROM Embassies from Attalus and Rhodes bring charges against Philippus before the senate.
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~Polyb_16.24'3; +Liv_31.1'6-3'6, 45.22'1; Appian:Mac_4'2;(5)  Just_30.3'5; { CAH_8'254-255; Green_306.}
21 ASI Philippus attacks the Rhodian Peraea and captures Prinassus.
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~Polyb_16.11'1-12'11; Frontin:Str_3.8'1; Appian:Mac_4;(↓↓)  Polyaen_4.18'1; { CAH_8'253.}
21a ?? Document: RC_41, a letter from Antiochus to Tralles.
21b AEG ?? Document: Syll_567-569, decrees of Calymna and Halasarna referring to defence against attacks by Cretans.
21c ?? Document: Syll_572, a letter from Philippus to the island of Nisyros.
21d PAL {Audnaeus -M = December} Document: SEG_29.1613'E-G, a letter from Ptolemaeus, son of Thraseas, to Antiochus III, about the billeting of officials.
22 ITA >> Decemviri are appointed to supervise the division of Roman public land in Samnium and Apulia.
+Liv_31.4'1-3; { CAH_8'528.}
23 ROM ?? Document: Naev:Pun, Naevius' epic poem on the Punic War. { ~CAH_8'429.}
24 >> The death of the poet Naevius.
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Naev:Var_3; ~Cic:Brut_60; +Hieron:Chron_1816; { ~CAH_8'429; Green_705=199.}
25 >> Scipio rejects extravagant honours which are offered to him.
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Ennius:Fr_p396'7-14; Liv_38.56'12-13; ValMax_4.1'6.
26 >> A portent: corn is reported to be growing on trees.

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