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265 B.C. Olympiad 128.4


Consuls: Q. Fabius Q.f. Maximus Gurges, L. Mamilius Q.f. Vitulus
Athenian archon: (?) Eubulus

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1 GRE {11 Poseideon -G = Dec./Jan.} Document: Syll_386 & 387, Athenian decrees in honour of Strombichus.
2 ROM {1 February -R} The second triumph of N.Fabius, over the Sallentini and Messapii.
#FastTr_p99.
2a {5 February -R} The second triumph of D.Junius, over the Sallentini and Messapii.
#FastTr_p99.
3 An embassy from Apollonia is assaulted by some Roman youths, who are promptly punished.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_15; ValMax_6.6'5;L  DioCass_fr.42'1; +Zonar_8'7.(p373) 
4 ETR Civil strife between citizens and ex-slaves at Vulsinii.
* Read Zonaras' account
ValMax_9.1e'2;L  Flor_1.16'1; [Vict]:VirIll_36'1;L  ~Oros_4.5'3-5;L  +Zonar_8'7;(p375)  { CAH_7.2'424.}
4a GRE << Document: Syll_388, an Athenian decree in honour of the archon Nicias.
4b << Document: Syll_438, a decree of Delphi in honour of Cotys, king of the Thracians.
5 ?? Sayings of the philosopher Ctesibius of Chalcis.
Athen_4.162'e-163'a; { Ctesibius was a contemporary of Menedemus.}
6 ?? Menedemus founds the Eretrian school of philosophy.
* Read Strabo's account
Cic:Acad_2'129;L  Strab_9'393;(1.8)  DiogLaert_1'19, 2'126; Suda_S'829.
7 ?? Menedemus is exiled from Eretria.
DiogLaert_2'142.
8 ?? A saying of Straton, about the followers of Menedemus.
Plut:Mor_472'E.
9 ?? Betion talks to Menedemus about his life with Bion.
DiogLaert_4'54.
10 ?? Sayings of Menedemus, addressed to Alexinus, Antigonus, Bion, Hierocles, and others.
* Read Diogenes' account
Plut:Mor_81'E,(10)  536'B; DiogLaert_2'127-129, '135-136.
11 ?? Menedemus offers frugal meals to his friends.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_10.419'e-420'c; DiogLaert_2'139-140.
12 ++ General comments on the character and beliefs of Menedemus.
* Read Diogenes' account
DiogLaert_2'126-127, '130-136, '140.
13 ?? The death of Menedemus of Eretria.
DiogLaert_2'142-144; { OCD_m.}
14 ?? A saying of Crates, about a youth talking to himself.
Sen:Ep_10'1.
15 ?? The death of Crates of Athens, the Academic philosopher; Arcesilaus succeeds him as head of the Academic school.
* Read Diogenes' account
~DiogLaert_4'23<x>, '32; Suda_P'1707; { The exact year has been lost from the text of Diogenes Laertius.}
16 PON ?? Mithridates I of Pontus greatly expands his kingdom during his long reign.
~Diod_20.111'4.
17 << The death of Mithridates I, at the age of 84 years.
Lucian:Macr_13; { OCD_m.}
18 GRE ?? Antigonus Gonatas captures Megara.
* Read Polyaenus' account
Polyaen_4.6'3; Aelian:NA_11'14, 16'36; { The exact date of the capture of Megara is very uncertain.}
19 PEL ?? Antigonus says to his son, "Our kingship is a noble servitude".
Aelian:VH_2'20.
19b Document: Syll_433, a statue of Areus, dedicated by Ptolemy at Olympia.
20 ?? Two sayings of Areus, about virtuous women and Sicilian tyrants.
Plut:Mor_217'F.
21 The Spartan king Areus is defeated and killed by Antigonus at the Isthmus; (?) the death of Halcyoneus, son of Antigonus.
* Read Pausanias' account
~Diod_20.29'1; Plut:Agis_3'7, :Mor_119'C-D; Paus_2.6'4-6; Aelian:VH_3'5; Trog:Prol_26; { CAH_7.1'238; Errington_p89.}
22 EGY ?? Document: Austin_295B  (POxy_2465), extracts from laws concerning sacrifices to Arsinoe.
23 {10 Thoth -E = November} Document: BD_92, a letter from Xanthus to Euphranor.
24 ROM >> The punishment of Caparronia, a Vestal Virgin.
* Read St.Jerome's account
+Hieron:Chron_1752; ~Oros_4.5'9.L 
25 >> Censorinus is elected censor for the second time.
* Read Fasti's account
+FastCap_p54; ValMax_4.1'3;L  Plut:Cor_1'1.
26 >> Q.Fabius becomes an augur.
* Read Livy's account
~Liv_30.26'7; ~ValMax_8.13'3;L  ~Plin:HN_7'156.L 
27 ++ The contented poverty of Fabricius.
* Read Ammianus' account
Cic:Tusc_3'56;L  Verg:Aen_6'843-844; ValMax_4.4'3;L  Sen:Dial_1.3'6; AmmMarc_24.3'5.
28 ?? The death of C.Fabricius.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:Leg_2'58;L  ValMax_4.4'10;L  Plut:Mor_282'F; { ~OCD_f; last mentioned as censor in 275 B.C.}
29 GRE ?? Document: Syll_421, a treaty between Acarnania and the Aetolian League. { Errington_91; Scholten_79?260.}

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