290 B.C. Olympiad 122.3

Consuls: M'. Curius M'.f. Dentatus, P. Cornelius Cn.f. Rufinus
Athenian archon: (?) Ambrosius

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1 EGY ?? Apelles' painting of "Calumny" is a retort to his opponents in the court of Ptolemy.
Plin:HN_35'89; Lucian:Cal_2-6.
2 AEG ++ General comments on the paintings of Apelles.
* Read Suda's account
Herod_4'57-78; Plin:HN_35'42, '79-97;L  Lucian:Im_7; Suda_A'3008; { ~OCD_a.}
3 GRE ++ General comments on the paintings of Aristeides of Thebes.
Plin:HN_35'98-100; { Plinius says that Aristides was a contemporary of Apelles.}
4 << Deinarchus, as an old man, brings a prosecution against Proxenus, which is the first time that he has spoken in court.
* Read Plutarch's account
DionHal:Din_3, 12; Plut:Mor_850'E; { ~OCD_d.}
5 ++ General comments on the public career of Deinarchus.
6 ITA ?? C.Laetorius, a military tribune, is condemned to death for assaulting a tent-mate.
* Read Dionysius' account
DionHal_16.4'1-3; ValMax_6.1'11; Suda_G'13; { At an unknown date towards the end of the Samnite wars.}
7 Curius defeats the Samnites.
* Read St.Jerome's account
Appian:Sam_5;(12)  [Vict]:VirIll_33'1; Eutrop_2.9'3; +Hieron:Chron_1726.
8 Peace between Rome and the Samnites; the end of the Third Samnite War.
* Read Livy's account
~[Liv]:Per_11; Appian:Pun_58; +Eutrop_2.9'4; { CAH_7.2'665; OCD_dentatus.}
9 GRE Demetrius holds the Pythian games at Athens, instead of Delphi.
~Plut:Demetr_40'7-8; { Errington_p83; Green_126-127.}
10 ROM The triumph of Curius, over the Samnites.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Sen_55; ~[Liv]:Per_11; Plut:CatMai_2'1; DioCass_fr.37'1; [Vict]:VirIll_33'1-2; Schol:Bob_80.
11 ETR Curius defeats the Sabines.
* Read Florus' account
~[Liv]:Per_11; Frontin:Str_1.8'4; Flor_1.10'1-3; +Hieron:Chron_1726; Oros_3.22'11; { CAH_7.2'380.}
12 ROM The second triumph of Curius, over the Sabines.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Sen_55; ~[Liv]:Per_11; [Vict]:VirIll_33'3; { ~OCD_dentatus.}
13 Curius distributes allotments of land to Roman citizens.
* Read Plutarch's account
ValMax_4.3'5; Plin:HN_18'18;L  Plut:Mor_194'E; [Vict]:VirIll_33'5-6; +Hieron:Chron_1726; { CAH_7.2'665; but Valerius Maximus dates this to 275 B.C. or later.}
14 EPI == Lanassa leaves Pyrrhus, and becomes the wife of Demetrius, who thus gains control of Corcyra.
Plut:Pyrrh_10'7; { CAH_7.2'461; Green_224.}
15 ETR >> Sabines are granted Roman citizenship, without the right of suffrage.
Vell_1.14'6; { CAH_7.2'380; OCD_s.}
16 ROM >> P.Rufinus becomes blind after a dream.
17 ++ The triumphant career of Fabius Rullianus.
* Read Livy's account
Liv_30.26'8; [Vict]:VirIll_32'2.
18 ?? The death of Fabius Rullianus.
[Vict]:VirIll_32'4; { The last mention of Fabius is during the consulship of his son, in 292 B.C.}

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