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300 B.C. Olympiad 120.1


Consuls: M. Valerius M.f. Corvus (V), Q. Appuleius Pansa
Athenian archon: Hegemachus
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Pythagoras of Magnesia-on-Maeander.

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1 SYR {23 Xanthicos -M = ? April} The foundation of Seleuceia on the Orontes.
* Read Malalas' account
Strab_16'749;(2.4)  Appian:Syr_57, 58; Ampel_31'1;L  +Hieron:Chron_1715; Malal_142, #199; { CAH_7.1'496; OCD_s.}
2 {1 Artemisios -M = ? April} Seleucus holds a festival at "Iopolis", near Antioch.
#Malal_199.
3 {21 Artemisios -M = ? May} The foundation of Antioch and the nearby temple at Daphne.
* Read Malalas' account
Diod_20.47'6<+v>; Strab_16'749-750;(2.4-5)  Joseph:Ap_2'39; Paus_8.33'3; Ampel_31'1;L  Just_15.4'7-8; FGrH_854'3<q" PausDam>; Julian:Mis_347'A; Liban:Or_11'84-99,B  '104; +Hieron:Chron_1715; Malal_29, #199-202; Suda_A'2692; { CAH_7.1'496; OCD_a.}
3a PEL ?? Document: AGL_106,B  a bilateral judicial agreement between Sicyon and Stymphalus. { Sicyon was still called Demetrias, in honour of Demetrius Poliorcetes.}
4 ?? The establishment of a tyranny at Sicyon.
~Plut:Arat_9'4; { About 50 years before the expulsion of Nicocles.}
5 EPI Agathocles captures Corcyra.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_21.2'1-3'1; Plut:Pyrrh_9'2, :Mor_557'B;(12)  { CAH_7.1'496.}
6 ETR Appuleius begins the siege of Nequinum in Umbria.
+Liv_10.9'7-8; { CAH_7.2'664.}
7 AEG ?? The poetess Erinna dies when only 19 years old.
Suda_H'521; { OCD_e; but the Suda places Erinna much earlier, making her a contemporary of Sappho.}
8 ++ General comments on the career of the grammarian Hecataeus of Abdera.
Suda_E'359; { OCD_h.}
9 ++ General comments on the career of the historian Menaechmus.
Suda_M'141; { Menaechmus lived in the time of the successors of Alexander.}
10 ++ General comments on the character and art of the painter Protogenes.
Plin:HN_35'101-106;L  { ~OCD_p.}
11 GRE ?? Nicias refuses to sell his picture of the Visit to the Dead to Ptolemy.
Plin:HN_35'132;L  Plut:Mor_1093'E.
12 ++ General comments on the character and art of the painter Nicias of Athens.
Plin:HN_35'38,L  '130-134;L  Plut:Mor_786'B-C; { ~OCD_n.}
13 PEL << Demetrius leaves Pyrrhus in charge of his garrisons in Greece, and sails to the Chersonese in order to attack Lysimachus.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Pyrrh_4'5, ~:Demetr_31'1-4; { Green_689.}
14 CYR << Magas becomes governor of Cyrene.
* Read Pausanias' account
~Paus_1.6'8; Athen_12.550'b; { Green_689; Hölbl_p20.}
15 EPI Agathocles attacks Ithaca.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mor_176'F, 557'B-C;(12)  { Probably around the same time as the capture of Corcyra.}
16 SYR >> The foundation of the other two cities of the Syrian tetrapolis, Apameia and Laodiceia.
* Read Malalas' account
Strab_16'749-750;(2.4)  Ampel_31'1;L  ~Malal_202-203; { ~CAH_7.1'60.}
17 ROM >> The Lex Ogulnia is passed, enabling plebeians to become priests for the first time.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.6'3-9'2; [Vict]:VirIll_34'3<v>;L  { CAH_7.2'398; OCD_o.}
18 >> The Lex Valeria de Provocatione gives Roman citizens a right of appeal against capital punishment imposed by magistrates.
+Liv_10.9'3-6; { CAH_7.2'400; OCD_lex.}
19 >> P.Titinius Mena brings the first barber to Rome.
+Plin:HN_7'211.L 

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