162 B.C. Olympiad 154.3

Consuls: P. Cornelius P.f. Scipio Nasica, C. Marcius C.f. Figulus
Athenian archon: Poseidonius

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1 ROM ?? Construction of the portico of Octavius.
* Read Velleius' account
Aug:ResGest_19; Vell_2.1'2; Plin:HN_34'13.
2 SYR The Roman legate Cn.Octavius is murdered at Laodiceia.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.11'1, 12'4, 32.2'1-3'4; Cic:Phil_9'4, '7; Plin:HN_34'24; Appian:Syr_46; Just_34.3'8; +Obseq_15; Zonar_9'25;(p363)  { CAH_8'354; OCD_o.}
3 ROM The consuls resign because of an irregularity in their election.
* Read Plutarch's account
Cic:ND_2'11; +FastCap_p66; ValMax_1.1'3; Plut:Marc_5'1-4; Ampel_19'11; [Vict]:VirIll_44'2;L  { CAH_8'190-191.}
4 CAP Ariarathes rejects Artaxias' plan to seize Sophene.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.16'1-2; Diod_31.22'1; { Walbank_p484.}
5 GRE << Cleitomachus leaves Carthage and goes to live in Athens.
* Read Apollodorus' account
~Apollod:Fr_56; DiogLaert_4'67; { CAH_8'162; ~OCD_c.}
6 ROM Demetrius makes a second unsuccessful appeal to the senate for his release.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.11'1-12'1; GranLic_10; Just_34.3'6-8; Sulpit_2'23; Zonar_9'25;(p363)  { Shortly after the news of Octavius' murder reached Rome.}
7 Demetrius escapes from Italy.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.12'1-15'13; ~[Liv]:Per_46<+v>; Appian:Syr_47; Just_34.3'9; Trog:Prol_34; Sulpit_2'23; Zonar_9'25;(p363)  { CAH_8'355; OCD_d.}
8 CYR Ptolemy VIII is defeated by the people of Cyrene while trying to take possession of their city.
~Polyb_31.17'1-19'4; { Walbank_p484.}
8a EGY << Document: SelPap_2.271C, a petition from twins serving at the Serapeum in Memphis.
9 Onias, the son of a Jewish high priest, goes to Egypt and builds a new temple at Leontopolis.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:BJ_7'423-432, '435, :AJ_12'387-388, 13'62-73, 20'236-237; ChronPasc_440'B; !Hieron:Chron_1857; { Josephus says that Onias fled from Lysias after Alcimus was appointed high priest, which probably happened in 162 B.C. (see 2Macc_14'3).}
10 SYR Demetrius arrives at Tripolis and proclaims himself king.
* Read Josephus' account
+1Macc_7'1; 2Macc_14'1; Joseph:AJ_12'389; [Euseb]:Chron_253;(↓)  Zonar_9'25;(p363)  { CAH_8'355-356; Green_440.}
11 AFR >> Masinissa attempts to seize Lower Syrtis from the Carthaginians, and is supported by the Roman senate.
~Polyb_31.21'1-8; { CAH_8'146-147.}
12 ROM >> The death of Aemilia, grandmother of Scipio Aemilianus.
* Read Polybius' account
~Polyb_31.26'1-27'16; Diod_31.27'3-5; Suda_A'3167, Ai'198; { Two years before the death of Aemilius Paullus.}
13 >> The senate erects a statue in honour of Cn.Octavius.
Cic:Phil_9'4; Plin:HN_34'24.

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