259 B.C. Olympiad 130.2

Consuls: L. Cornelius L.f. Scipio, C. Aquillius M.f. Florus
Athenian archon: Philinus

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1 EGY {11 Hathyr -E = January} Document: BD_86, a letter from Diodorus describing plans for reclamation work.
2 ROM {1 Intercal. -R} The triumph of Duilius.
* Read Florus' account
CIL_1.25, 6.40952; #FastTr_p100; [Liv]:Per_17; ValMax_3.6'4; Plin:HN_34'20; Silius_6'663-669; Flor_1.18'9-10; [Vict]:VirIll_38'4.
3 SIC << Hannibal is removed from the command of the Carthaginian navy, but escapes further punishment.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_23.10'1; ValMax_7.3e'7; DioCass_fr.43'18; [Vict]:VirIll_38'2-3; +Zonar_8'11.(p411) 
4 Hamilcar attacks and defeats the Roman allies at Thermae.
* Read Polybius' account
+Polyb_1.24'3-4; ~Diod_23.9'4; { CAH_7.2'553.}
4a LYC {Peritios -M} Document: SEG_33.1183, a decree of Xanthus in honour of its garrison commander.
5 PAL {Xandicus -M = May/June} Document: SelPap_1.31 (PCairZen_59003), the deed of sale of a slave girl.
6 EGY {Artemisius -M = June/July} Document: Austin_298B  (PCairZen_59012), the valuation at Pelusium of goods imported by Apollonius.
6b EXT ?? Ergamenes the king of Ethiopia suppresses the priests in his kingdom.
Diod_3.6'3-4; { Hölbl_p55.}
7 GRE ?? Timaeus writes his history in exile.
Plut:Mor_605'C; { Timaeus' history covered events in Sicily and Italy down to 264 B.C.}
8 ?? The death of the historian Timaeus, aged 96 years.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_12.25d'1<q" Timae_34>; Lucian:Macr_22; { CAH_7.2'669; OCD_t.}
9 ++ General comments on the life and writings of Philochorus.
10 << The historian Philochorus is put to death by Antigonus for supporting Ptolemy.
* Read Suda's account
Burstein_57;B  Suda_Ph'441; { ~OCD_ph.}
11 EGY ?? A saying of the poet Theocritus, addressed to a thief.
Plut:Mor_534'B; { ~Green_240.}
12 ++ General comments on the career of Theocritus, the first of the bucolic poets.
* Read Suda's account
Vit:Theoc_1, 2; Suda_Th'166.
13 ?? Document: ApRhod_, the "Argonautica" of Apollonius, written while he was staying in Rhodes.
Vit:ApRhod_1, 2; { ~OCD_a; ~Green_204.}
14 EGY ++ General comments on the career of Zenodotus of Ephesus, the first head of the library at Alexandria; Apollonius is appointed to be his successor.
* Read Suda's account
POxy_1241; Vit:ApRhod_2; Suda_Z'74; Tzetz:ProlCom_21-22; { OCD_apollonius; Green_204<270-265>.}
14a ROM {17 August -R} Duilius dedicates a temple to Janus.
CIL_6.40952; Tac:Ann_2'49.
15 ASI Ptolemaeus "the Son" and Timarchus the tyrant of Miletus lead a rebellion against Ptolemy II.
* Read Frontinus' account
Frontin:Str_3.2'11; Polyaen_5.25'1; Trog:Prol_26; { CAH_7.1'419.}
16 SIC The Romans capture a fort at (?) Mazara.
17 Hamilcar captures Camarina and Enna, and transfers the inhabitants of Eryx to Drepana.
* Read Zonaras' account
~Diod_23.9'4; +Zonar_8'11;(p413)  { CAH_7.2'553.}
18 SAR L.Cornelius leads an expedition against Corsica and Sardinia, and captures Aleria.
* Read Zonaras' account
CIL_1.9; ~[Liv]:Per_17; ValMax_5.1'2; Frontin:Str_3.9'4, 10'2; Silius_6'670-672; Flor_1.18'15-16; +Eutrop_2.20'3; +Oros_4.7'11; +Zonar_8'11;(p413)  { CAH_7.2'536, '553; OCD_scipio.}
19 EGY {10 Loius -M = Sept./Oct.} Document: SelPap_2.203, the regulations for the oil monopoly of Ptolemy II.
20 {Gorpiaeus -M = Mesore -E = October} Document: BD_95'57-58, a revision of the law governing the oil monopoly.
21 {15 Gorpiaeus -M = Oct./Nov.} Document: SelPap_2.273'28-37, a letter from Ptolemy II to Apollonius.
22 ROM A conspiracy between slaves and allied forces is discovered and suppressed.
* Read Zonaras' account
+Oros_4.7'12; +Zonar_8'11.(p415) 

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