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297 B.C. Olympiad 120.4


Consuls: Q. Fabius M.f. Maximus Rullianus (IV), P. Decius P.F. Mus (III)
Athenian archon: Antiphates

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1 GRE << The opponents of Lachares, led by Charias, are condemned to death by the Athenians.
~FGrH_257a'1-2; { At the same time as, or shortly before, the death of Cassander.}
2 EXT ?? The fictional voyage of Euhemerus in the Indian Ocean, in which he discovers the island of Panchaea.
Diod_6.1'4-10; { Green_55; Euhemerus lived during the reign of Cassander.}
3 THR ?? Alexarchus the son of Antipater founds Uranopolis.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_3.98'd-f<q" Heracleid>; Strab_7.fr'5.(7.12) 
4 ?? Cassander attacks a fortified camp of Gauls on Mount Haemus.
Plin:HN_31'53.L 
5 MAC ?? Cassander is disturbed by the sight of a statue of Alexander.
Plut:Alex_74'6.
6 ?? Cassander commissions a famous painting by Philoxenus of Eretria, of a battle between Alexander and Dareius.
Plin:HN_35'110.L 
7 ?? Cassander memorises large parts of the poems of Homer.
Athen_14.620'b.
7a ?? Document: Syll_332, recording a grant of land given by Cassander to Perdiccas.
8 ++ The policy of Cassander towards the Greek states.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_2.41'10, 9.29'5-6; Strab_9'398;(1.20)  Paus_1.4'1.
9 {Artemisios -M = April/May} Death of Cassander.
* Read Justin's account
Plut:Demetr_36'1; #FGrH_257a'3; Paus_9.7'2; DiogLaert_5'78; Just_15.4'24-25, 16.1'1, '2; Trog:Prol_15; +[Euseb]:Chron_231, 241, 245; +Hieron:Chron_1719; Oros_3.23'49;L  ExcBarb_44A; { CAH_7.1'104; Errington_p53.}
10 ITA Fabius defeats the Samnites, while Decius invades Apulia.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.14'1-15'2; Frontin:Str_2.4'2.
11 The consuls spend five months laying waste to Samnium.
+Liv_10.15'3-6; { CAH_7.2'398.}
12 ?? The Bruttii attack Agathocles by night at Ethae, and force him to return to Sicily.
~Diod_21.3'1; { ~CAH_7.1'407.}
13 EXT ?? Sandracottus conquers most of India.
Plut:Alex_62'4; { OCD_s.}
14 ++ Megasthenes stays in India as Seleucus' ambassador to Sandracottus.
* Read Clement's account
Strab_2'70,(1.9)  15'702,(1.36)  '709,(1.53)  '711;(1.57)  Arrian:Ind_5'3, 9'9; ClemAl:Strom_1'15;(↓↓)  { Green_610.}
15 MAC Document: Diyll_, the fragments of the history written by Diyllus of Athens, which covered the period 357-297 B.C.
+FGrH_257a'3; { OCD_d.}
16 MAC The Athenians send Demochares as an envoy to Philippus.
Sen:Dial_5.23'1-3; { The only way to make sense of Seneca's story, is to suppose that it refers to this Philippus rather than the father of Alexander.}
17 {August/Sept.} Death of Philippus, son of Cassander.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Demetr_36'1; ~FGrH_257a'3; Just_16.1'1; { CAH_7.1'104; Errington_p53.}
17a ASI {Metageitnion -G = ? August/Sept.} Hieron, tyrant of Priene, is deposed after ruling for three years.
Inscr_41; Syll_599'80-83, '110-114, '125-126; Paus_7.2'10.
18 PON Zipoetes proclaims himself king of Bithynia; the start of the local eras of Bithynia and Bosporus.
@  DionHal:Fr_5; SEG_19.504; { OCD_bith; Errington_p322.}
19 ROM Fabius refuses to stand for re-election as consul for the following year, in spite of pressure for two patricians to be elected.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:Brut_55; +Liv_10.15'7-16'1.
20 EGY Demetrius Phalereus leaves Greece, and goes to the court of Ptolemy in Egypt.
* Read Diogenes' account
Cic:Fin_5'54; Strab_9'398;(1.20)  DiogLaert_5'78; !Hieron:Chron_1714; { CAH_7.1'127; OCD_d.}
21 ASI ?? Document: Syll_363, an decree of Ephesus in honour of Aenetus.

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