254 B.C. Olympiad 131.3

Consuls: Cn. Cornelius L.f. Scipio Asina (II), A. Atilius A.f. Caiatinus (II)
Athenian archon: Phanostratus

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1 ROM << The Romans start to build a new fleet.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.38'5-6; ~Diod_23.18'3; ~Eutrop_2.22'3; { CAH_7.2'557.}
2 EGY ?? Document: Austin_308B  (PCairZen_59451), a letter from the "hierodouloi" of Bubastis to Zenon.
3 ?? Document: SelPap_2.397, a log of transactions at a postal station.
4 ?? Document: BD_114, a complaint about discrimination sent to Zenon.
5 {Phamenoth -E = April/May} Document: BD_135, a letter to Zenon from Epharmostus, asking for release from prison.
6 {23 Dystrus -M = 30 Phamenoth -E = May} Document: BD_112 (PCairZen_59202), a letter from Apollonius to Zenon about a brewery.
6a {10 Xandicus -M = ? June} Document: THI_85.10, recording the names of a garrison in the Egyptian desert.
6b GRE ?? Document: Syll_409, an Athenian decree in honour of Phaedrus. { Errington_p108; see T.L.Shear, "Kallias of Sphettos", p.10.}
6c LYC ?? Document: SEG_54.1442, a decree of Tlos honouring a general who defeated the Galatians.
6d CYP << Document: THI_253, a Phoenician dedication at Idalion.
7 CAP ?? The accession of Ariarathes III of Cappadocia.
Diod_31.19'2; { OCD_a; Errington_p119.}
8 PON << Ziaelas, the eldest son of Nicomedes, invades Bithynia and establishes himself as king.
Memn_14'2-3; { CAH_7.1'425; Errington_p120?250.}
9 SIC The Roman fleet picks up the survivors of the previous year's shipwreck at Messene.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.38'6-7; +Zonar_8'14.(p435) 
10 The Carthaginian general Carthalo captures Acragas.
~Diod_23.18'2; { CAH_7.2'557.}
11 NUM Hamilcar punishes the Numidians for their support of Regulus.
~Oros_4.9'9; { CAH_7.2'670.}
12 SIC The Romans besiege Drepana.
13 The Romans capture Panormus.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Polyb_1.38'7-10; Cic:Rep_1'1; ~Diod_23.18'4-5; Sen:Ep_114'17; Flor_1.18'12; [Vict]:VirIll_39'2; +Zonar_8'14;(p435)  { CAH_7.2'557.}
14 Iaetia, Tyndaris, and other towns surrender to the Romans.
~Diod_23.18'5; { CAH_7.2'557.}
15 The Carthaginians capture some Roman ships returning from Panormus.
* Read Dio's account
DioCass_fr.43'29a; +Zonar_8'14.(p435) 
15a {26 Panemus -M = 1 Mesore -E = September} Document: SelPap_1.90A, a letter from Apollonius about envoys from Paerisades.
15b ROM {1 October -R} Atilius dedicates a temple to Fides.
#CIL_add.7'Oct1; Cic:ND_2'61; { CAH_7.2'670; OCD_f.}
16 AEG ?? Dedications made by Stratonice and Echenice at the temple of Apollo on Delos.
17 ASI ?? Poets write in praise of Stratonice's hair, even though an illness has left her partly bald.
18 ?? The artist Ctesicles displays a painting at Ephesus, insulting Stratonice, the wife of Antiochus I.
Plin:HN_35'140; { Stratonice died shortly before the marriage of her daughter, also called Stratonice, to Demetrius.}

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