97 B.C. Olympiad 170.4

Consuls: Cn. Cornelius Cn.f. Lentulus, P. Licinius M.f. Crassus
Athenian archon: Heracleitus

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1 ROM C.Decianus, the prosecutor of Furius, is himself condemned for his remarks about the death of Saturninus.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:RabPerd_24-25, :Flac_77; ValMax_8.1d'2; Schol:Bob_95, 105;L  { Soon after the trial of Furius.}
2 THR The Romans subdue the Maedi and Dardani.
2a GRE Document: Syll_728, Athenian records of the fourth Pythaïs at Delphi.
2b AEG << Document: Syll_727, a dedication to Pistis (Faith) on the island of Delos.
3 SIC << L.Domitius takes harsh measures to restore order in Sicily.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Verr_2.5'7; ValMax_6.3'5; { MRR_2'7-8.}
4 CAP << Ariarathes VIII is forced out of Cappadocia by Mithridates, and dies soon afterwards.
~Just_38.2'1-2; { CAH_9'142; OCD_a.}
5 ROM The censors, Flaccus and Antonius, remove M.Duronius from the senate because of his opposition to sumptuary laws.
* Read Fasti's account
Cic:DeOr_2'274; +FastCap_p74; ValMax_2.9'5; { CAH_9'786.}
6 == A decree of the senate bans human sacrifices.
7 == C.Marius buys a house in the centre of Rome.
8 == L.Sulla, as praetor, receives a sarcastic rebuke from C.Caesar.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Sull_5'5; [Vict]:VirIll_75'4;L  { OCD_s; Green_720.}
9 == L.Sulla displays a lion hunt for the first time in games at Rome.
Sen:Dial_10.13'6; Plin:HN_8'53.
10 == The birth of the actress Galeria Copiola, who lived to be over 100 years old.
~Plin:HN_7'158; { She was 104 years old in 8 A.D.}
11 == Document: CIL_1.702, an inscription on a wine jar.
12 AEG == Document: Syll_726, a dedication to Heracles on the island of Delos.

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