274 B.C. Olympiad 126.3

Consuls: M'. Curius M'.f. Dentatus (III), Ser. Cornelius P.f. Merenda
Athenian archon: Eubulus

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1 ROM {February -R} The triumph of Curius, over Pyrrhus and the Samnites.
* Read Florus' account
Cic:Mur_31, :Sen_55; Liv_45.38'11; #FastTr_p98; Sen:Dial_10.13'3; Plin:HN_8'16; Plut:Mor_307'B; Flor_1.13'25-28; +Eutrop_2.14'5.
2 {1 March -R} The triumph of Lentulus, over the Samnites and Lucanians.
3 {Adar -B = March} Antiochus brings some colonists from Babylon to settle in Seleuceia.
+AstrDiar_273B.rev'34-38; { see Austin_163, with notes.}
4 GRE ?? Arcesilaus and others become pupils of Crantor.
Phld:Acad_S;B  DiogLaert_4'28-30.
5 ?? The death of Crantor of Soli.
* Read Diogenes' account
Phld:Acad_16,B  S,B  Q;B  DiogLaert_4'25, ~'27; { OCD_c.}
6 ?? A saying of Demochares of Athens, addressed to his critics.
7 ?? Demochares urges Zenon to take advantage of his friendship with Antigonus.
8 ++ The character of Demochares of Athens.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_12.13'1-14'6<q" Timae_35>; Plut:Mor_847'C; Suda_A'4083, D'472, W'263; { OCD_d.}
9 ?? The death of Alexis, the leading poet of the "Middle Comedy".
Plut:Mor_785'B; { OCD_a.}
10 << The birth of the poet Euphorion of Chalcis.
+Suda_E'3801; { OCD_e.}
11 AEG << Document: Theoc_16, a poem by Theocritus, addressed to Hieron.
Schol:Theoc_16; { Green_240.}
11a ASI << Document: OGIS_58, a decree of Lissa in honour of Agepolis of Rhodes.
11b CYP << Document: THI_252, a Phoenician dedication at Lapethus.
11c PHO << The beginning of the local era of Tyre.
THI_249, 250; { if GRA_5450 is dated to the 3rd century, then Sidon may have started a new era at about the same time.}
15 SIC << Hieron is defeated by the Mamertines.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_1.8'1-9'5; ~Diod_22.13'1; { CAH_7.2'667.}
16 PAL Ptolemy leads a military expedition to (?) Palestine.
THI_258'11-15; { Hölbl_p40, p68.}
17 MAC Pyrrhus invades Macedonia.
~Plut:Pyrrh_26'3-5; { CAH_7.1'221; Green_143.}
18 Pyrrhus defeats Antigonus and wins over the Macedonian army.
* Read Plutarch's account
AnthPal_6.130<q" LeonTar>; ~Diod_22.11'1; ~Plut:Pyrrh_26'5-10; Paus_1.13'2-3; Ampel_28'3; ~Just_25.3'5-6; Trog:Prol_25; { CAH_7.1'499; CAH_7.2'483.}
19 SIC Hieron captures Mylae and Ameselum.
20 ROM ?? Samnite envoys unsuccessfully attempt to bribe Curius.
* Read Cicero's account
Cic:Rep_3'40, :Sen_56; ValMax_4.3'5; Plut:CatMai_2'2, :Mor_194'F; Flor_1.13'22; Ampel_18'8; Athen_10.419'a; [Vict]:VirIll_33'7; Schol:Bob_80-81.
21 MAC Pyrrhus captures and sacks Aegae.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Diod_22.11'2, 12'1; ~Plut:Pyrrh_26'11-13; Polyaen_2.29'2; { Errington_p85.}
21a EGY Ptolemy and Arsinoe visit the Nile Delta, and discuss the defence of Egypt.
THI_258'15-16; { Hölbl_p40.}
22 ITA A group of Tarentines unsuccessfully attacks Milon, the general of Pyrrhus.
23 ROM Curius celebrates an "ovatio" after defeating the Lucanians.
[Vict]:VirIll_33'4; { OCD_c.}

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