296 B.C. Olympiad 121.1

Consuls: Ap. Claudius C.f. Caecus (II), L. Volumnius C.f. Flamma Violens (II)
Athenian archon: Nicias
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Pythagoras of Magnesia (II)

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1 EPI << Pyrrhus marries Antigone, the daughter of Berenice, and returns to Epirus, where he becomes joint king with Neoptolemus.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Pyrrh_4'5-5'3; Paus_1.6'8, 11'5; Porph:Fr_42; { CAH_7.2'459; OCD_p.}
2 GRE ?? Lachares enriches himself by plundering the public buildings of Athens.
* Read Pausanias' account
Athen_9.405'f<q" Demetrius>; +FGrH_257a'4; Plut:Mor_379'C; Paus_1.29'16; { No doubt a continuous process, but dated to this year by the anonymous chronicler in FGrH_257a.}
3 PEL The Olympic victors include two men who have won prizes at all the major games, Pythagoras in the stadion race, and Nicon of Boeotia in the pancration.
4 ITA The proconsuls Decius and Fabius capture Murgantia and other towns in Samnium.
5 ETR Claudius and Volumnius defeat a combined Etruscan and Samnite army in Etruria; Claudius vows to build a temple to Bellona.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.18'1-19'22; CIL_6.40943, 11.1827; Ovid:Fast_6'201-203; DioCass_fr.36'27; [Vict]:VirIll_34'5;L  { CAH_7.2'378; possibly on 3rd June (the date in Ovid).}
6 Volumnius defeats a Samnite army which had invaded Campania, in a battle near the river Volturnus.
+Liv_10.20'1-21'2; { CAH_7.2'378.}
7 ROM The senate introduces emergency measures before receiving news of Volumnius' victory.
8 PAL Demetrius captures Samaria.
+Hieron:Chron_1721; { Green_502.}
9 ROM Fabius and Decius are elected consuls to take charge of the war against the Etruscans and Samnites.
10 ROM Omens at Rome, which the seer Manius interprets as portending victory.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.23'1-10; DioCass_fr.36'28; Zonar_8'1.(p275) 
11 The aediles Cn. and Q.Ogulnius exact fines from money-lenders and use the money on public works, including a statue of a wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.
+Liv_10.23'11-13; { CAH_7.2'412; OCD_o.}

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