245 B.C. Olympiad 133.4

Consuls: M. Fabius M.f. Buteo, C. Atilius A.f. Bulbus
Athenian archon: Cydenor
Achaean General: Aratus

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1 EGY {30 Hathyr -E = January} Document: SelPap_2.375, a receipt for beer-tax.
2 {Phamenoth -E = April/May} Document: SelPap_2.321, a property-return of sheep.
3 EGY Ptolemy returns to Egypt, and restores the statues of Egyptian gods.
* Read Daniel's account
~OGIS_54; OGIS_56'10-11; THI_257; Daniel_11'8; PHaun_6'15-17; Catull_66'35-36; ~Just_27.1'9; Porph:Fr_43; { CAH_7.1'421; Green_697.}
4 The astronomer Conon discovers the "Lock of Berenice".
* Read Strabo's account
Callim:Fr_110'1-8; Catull_66'1-9; Strab_1'3;(1.6)  { CAH_7.1'503; Green_697.}
5 GRE ?? Sayings of Bion.
* Read Diogenes' account
Cic:Tusc_3'62; DiogLaert_2'117, 4'47-51; Suda_A'249.
6 ++ General comments on the character and witticisms of Bion.
* Read Diogenes' account
Strab_1'15;(2.2)  DiogLaert_4'51-54.
7 ?? The death of Bion of Borysthenes.
DiogLaert_4'54-57; { OCD_b.}
8 PON ?? Nymphis of Heracleia writes a history down to the reign of the third Ptolemy.
Suda_N'598; { ~OCD_n; information from Nymphis' history is contained in the summary of Memnon, down to 246 B.C.}
9 PEL << The death of Alexander son of Craterus.
~Plut:Arat_17'2; { CAH_7.1'250; OCD_a.}
10 {? May} Aratus is elected general of the Achaean League for the first time.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Arat_16'1, 35'7, 53'1; { CAH_7.1'249; OCD_a.}
11 ++ The poet Euphorion is a favourite of Nicaea.
* Read Suda's account
Plut:Mor_472'D; Suda_E'3801.
12 Antigonus tricks Nicaea and recaptures Corinth.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Arat_17'1-18'2; Polyaen_4.6'1; { CAH_7.1'250; Errington_p94-95.}
13 EGY << Document: BD_27 (FGrH_160), an account of Ptolemy's invasion of Syria.
14 EGY << Eratosthenes is summoned to Alexandria by Ptolemy, who makes him director of the library.
* Read Suda's account
POxy_1241; Suda_E'2898; Tzetz:ProlCom_21; { OCD_apollonius; Green_204.}
16 AFR The Romans defeat the Carthaginian fleet near Aegimurus.
+Flor_1.18'30; { This Roman victory must be treated as dubious; it is not mentioned by any other writer apart from Florus.}
17 GRE Aratus lays waste Locris and the territory of Calydon.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Arat_16'1; Paus_2.8'4; { CAH_7.1'249; Errington_p93.}
18 The Aetolians inflict a severe defeat on the Boeotians at Chaeroneia.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_20.4'2-7, 5'2; ~Plut:Arat_16'1; { CAH_7.1'249; Errington_p93.}
18b ?? The Aetolians and Alexander of Epirus agree to a partition of Acarnania.
Polyb_2.45'1, 9.34'6-7; Paus_10.16'6; Polyaen_8.69'1; Just_28.1'1; { CAH_7.1'251?243; Errington_p93?249-245; Scholten_p256=260-241.}
19 AFR The Roman fleet is destroyed in a storm off the African coast.
20 EGY << Document: SelPap_2.348, a contract for public works in the Arsinoite nome.
21 {26 Gorpiaeus -M = November} Document: SelPap_2.253, a deposition of evidence by Euphronius.
22 ETR >> The Romans found a colony at Fregenae.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_19; ~Vell_1.14'8; { CAH_7.2'564.}

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