172 B.C. Olympiad 152.1

Consuls: C. Popillius P.f. Laenas, P. Aelius P.f. Ligus
Athenian archon: Sosigenes
Achaean General: Archon (III?)
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Democritus of Megara

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1 EGY {17 Choiak -E = January} Document: AET_6.2'E, a demotic marriage contract.
1a GRE Eumenes is hit by a rock fall near Delphi, allegedly as a result of a plot by Perseus.
* Read Livy's account
Syll_643'29-32; Polyb_22.18'5, 27.6'2; Diod_29.34'2; +Liv_42.15'1-16'9, 29'2, 40'8, 44.1'10, 45.5'4-5, '11; Plut:Mor_489'D-E; Appian:Mac_11'4;(20)  { CAH_8'307; Green_427.}
2 ROM C.Valerius reports to the senate on the situation in Greece and Macedonia, and supports the accusations made by Eumenes.
* Read Livy's account
Diod_31.19'7; +Liv_42.17'1-20'6, 40'9, 41'4; { CAH_8'307.}
3 MES ?? Antiochus settles Greek citizens in Babylon.
3a {Simanu -B = May/June} Document: BabylChron_13, containing a reference to Greek citizens at Babylon.
4 ROM {September = ?June} The consuls finally set out to join the army in Liguria, after delays caused by accusations against M.Popillius.
5 {1 October = ?July} C.Cicereius celebrates a private triumph on the Alban Mount, for his victory in Corsica.
6 ASI Attalus attempts to marry his sister-in-law Stratonice, following false rumours of the death of Eumenes.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mor_184'A-B, 489'E-F; { Green_428.}
7 EGY ?? Antiochus IV sends Apollonius as his representative to a coronation celebration in Egypt.
~2Macc_4'21-22; { See Walbank, p323-324.}
7a << Document: OGIS_106, a dedication by presiding judges at Rosetta.
8 ROM A Carthaginian embassy accuses Masinissa of seizing Carthaginian territory.
+Liv_42.23'1-24'10; { CAH_8'146.}
9 {February -R = ?November} The Romans start to make preparations for war against Perseus.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_42.25'1-27'8, 36'8-9; Zonar_9'22;(p333)  { CAH_8'307-308.}
10 {18 February -R = ?November} C.Popillius presides over elections for new consuls.
+Liv_42.28'1-9; { Green_428.}
11 GRE {March -R = ?December} Roman envoys tour the Greek states, seeking support for a war against Perseus.
* Read Livy's account
Liv_42.37'1-38'7; Appian:Mac_11'4;(20)  { CAH_8'307.}
12 ROM == Q.Fulvius, who had recently been censor, commits suicide after learning of the death of his son in Illyria.
+Liv_42.28'10-13; { OCD_f.}
13 ??? Neighbouring kings and states decide what line to take in the imminent war between Rome and Macedonia.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_27.12'1; Diod_30.3'1; +Liv_42.29'1-30'7, 44.15'3; Eutrop_4.6'2; +Oros_4.20'36.
14 ROM {March -R = ?December} The senate authorizes the new consuls to declare war on Perseus immediately.
* Read Livy's account
Polyb_22.18'2-5, '8, 31.29'4; Diod_30.21'2; +Liv_42.30'8-32'5, 43.8'6, 45.40'3; Ampel_44'2; { CAH_8'308; Green_428.}
15 MAC {? December} Q.Marcius Philippus persuades Perseus not to start fighting until he has sent one more delegation to Rome.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_27.4'1-2; ~Liv_42.38'8-43'3, 46'1-2, 47'1; { CAH_8'309; OCD_p.}
16 ROM == Q.Ennius completes the twelfth book of his Annales.
~Gell_17.21'43; { When Ennius was 67 years old.}

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