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Year of the Earth- sheep己未( at the beginning of earth - horse戊午)
Syria: 70/71 ( the year in October )
Politics and World Affairs
- Rome begins with the construction of a fleet, after the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca recorded increasingly successful in Sicily. The decision to naval construction is done at the instigation of the consul Gaius Lutatius Catulus.
- The Romans conquer Lilybaeum and Drepanum.
- In Rome the office of Praetor Peregrinus is introduced, which is responsible for disputes between Romans and foreigners.
- King Agis IV of Sparta sets off his co-regent Leonidas II, who opposed his reforms.
- In the area of Damascus occurs between troops of the Seleucid Empire and Egypt in the Third Syrian War skirmishes.
Nature and Environment
- Antiochus III. (the Great), King of the Seleucid Empire († 187 BC)