243 B.C. Olympiad 134.2

Consuls: C. Fundanius C.f. Fundulus, C. Sulpicius C.f. Gallus
Athenian archon: (?) Eurycleides
Achaean General: Aratus (II)

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1 PEL << Agis IV becomes king of Sparta.
~Plut:Agis_3'1; { CAH_7.1'252; OCD_a.}
2 AEG ?? Document: BD_64, a decree of Samos in honour of Bulagoras.
3 PEL Agis wins some support for political reforms.
4 THR << Ptolemy gains possession of Thrace.
* Read Polybius' account
PHaun_6'7; Polyb_18.51'5; Liv_33.40'5; Appian:Syr_3; { Hölbl_p50; ~Errington_p123.}
5 SYR << Seleucus' fleet is wrecked in a storm.
7 MAC ?? A philosopher becomes over-excited during a banquet held by Antigonus to entertain a delegation from Arcadia.
Athen_13.607'a-e<q" Persaeus:Fr_4>.
8 PEL ?? Persaeus uses identical twins to play a trick on Ariston of Chios.
9 ?? Persaeus insists on following legal formalities when lending money to a friend.
10 MAC ++ Persaeus possesses great influence at the court of Antigonus, which is exploited by Ariston.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_6.251'c; Aelian:VH_3'17; { Persaeus appears to have died at the same time as, or soon after, the capture of Corinth.}
11 PEL Aratus overpowers Antigonus' garrison, which is commanded by Persaeus, and captures Corinth.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Polyb_2.43'4, '6, 4.8'4; Phld:Sto_15; Strab_8'385;(7.3)  ~Plut:Arat_16'2-17'1, 18'2-24'2, 33'3; Paus_2.8'4-5, 7.8'3; Polyaen_6.5'1; Athen_4.162'd; { CAH_7.1'251; Errington_p94=243/2.}
12 SIC Gallic mercenaries at Eryx desert from the Carthaginians to the Romans, and then plunder the temple of Aphrodite.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_1.77'5, 2.7'8-9; (?) Aelian:NA_10'50; ~Zonar_8'16.(p13) 
13 Hamilcar attacks Fundanius near Eryx.
14 PEL Aratus persuades Megara, Troezen, and Epidaurus to join the Achaean League.
* Read Polybius' account
Syll_469; ~Polyb_2.43'5-6; Strab_8'385;(7.3)  Plut:Arat_24'3; { CAH_7.1'251; Green_151.}
15 The Spartan assembly discusses Agis' proposed reforms.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Agis_8'1-11'1; Paus_2.8'5; { ~CAH_7.1'253..}
16 EGY {23 Panemus -M = August/Sept.} Document: BD_102, a petition from Bithys against Hellanicus.
17 {13 Gorpiaeus -M = 12 Phaophi -E = December} Document: THI_257, the Decree of Alexandria, with honours for Ptolemy and Berenice.
17 ROM Ti.Coruncanius is the first Roman to give public guidance on legal matters.
Justin:Dig_1.2.2'35, '38<q" Pomponius>; { Coruncanius was pontifex maximus before Metellus.}
18 >> L.Metellus becomes pontifex maximus.
* Read Cicero's account
~Cic:Sen_30; ~ValMax_8.13'2; { Four years after his second consulship.}

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