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262 B.C. Olympiad 129.3


Consuls: L. Postumius L.f. Megellus, Q. Mamilius Q.f. Vitulus
Athenian archon: Arrheneides

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1 ROM {17 March -R} Valerius celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Carthaginians, during which a painting and a sundial are displayed in public, for the first time in Rome.
* Read Fasti's account
#FastTr_p99; Sen:Dial_10.13'8; +Plin:HN_7'214,L  35'22;L  Censor:DN_23'7; Eutrop_2.19'2.
2 SIC << Segesta, Halicyae and other towns go over to the Romans.
* Read Zonaras' account
~Diod_23.5'1; +Zonar_8'9;(p401)  { CAH_7.2'547.}
3 SAR << The Carthaginians send an army to Sardinia.
+Zonar_8'10;(p401)  { CAH_7.2'668.}
4 SIC {June/July ?} The Romans set up camp in front of Agrigentum.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.17'6-8; ~Diod_23.9'1; ~Oros_4.7'4;L  +Zonar_8'10;(p401)  { CAH_7.2'547.}
5 The Romans defeat a Carthaginian sally at Agrigentum.
+Polyb_1.17'9-18'5.
6 MAC << The birth of Antigonus Doson.
[Euseb]:Chron_239; { OCD_a.}
7 ?? Document: Austin_227,B  a decree of Delphi in honour of Philetaerus and his family.
8 ASI ?? Philetaerus claims to have discovered a medicinal plant, called polemonia or philetaeria.
Plin:HN_25'64.L 
9 ++ General remarks about the role of Philetaerus as ruler of Pergamum.
* Read Strabo's account
Austin_228;B  Sherk_80c'6;B  Strab_13'623.(4.1) 
10 << The death of Philetaerus, who is succeeded as ruler of Pergamum by his nephew Eumenes.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_13'624;(4.2)  Lucian:Macr_12; { CAH_7.1'428; Errington_p118.}
11 Eumenes defeats Antiochus I at Sardis.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_13'624;(4.2)  Suda_Ph'828; { ~CAH_7.1'428; ~Errington_p118.}
12 GRE A truce between Antigonus and Athens.
* Read Frontinus' account
Frontin:Str_3.4'2; ~Polyaen_4.6'20.
13 SIC Hanno arrives in Sicily and captures Harbesus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Diod_23.8'1<q" Philinus>; +Polyb_1.18'6-11; ~Oros_4.7'5;L  +Zonar_8'10;(p403)  { CAH_7.2'547.}
14 Hanno defeats the Romans.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.19'1-6; ~Diod_23.8'1; +Zonar_8'10.(p403) 

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