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301 B.C. Olympiad 119.4


Consuls ( M. Valerius M.f. Maximus, dictator for the year )
Athenian archon: Clearchus

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1 GRE {? Feb./March} Document: Syll_345, an Athenian decree in honour of the taxiarchs.
2 {March/April} The first production of "The Imbrians", a comedy by Menander.
+POxy_1235; { The play was performed at the Dionysia.}
3 {28 Munychion -G = April/May} Document: IG_2.502, an Athenian decree in response to a supplication from a public slave.
4 ?? Document: Syll_343, an Athenian decree in honour of Oxythemis, a supporter of Demetrius. { Errington_p67=303/2.}
4a ?? Document: IG_12.9.198, an Eretrian decree in honour of Adeimantus, a friend of Demetrius.
4b ?? Document: IG_12.9.212, an Eretrian decree in honour of Arrhidaeus, a Macedonian.
5 THR ?? Document: Syll_349 & 350-351, a decree of Byzantium in honour of Antigonus and Demetrius.
6 ASI ?? Document: Syll_352 & 353, decrees of Ephesus in honour of Apollonides and Euphronius.
6a << Document: OGIS_9, a decree of Ephesus in honour of Archestratus, a friend of Demetrius.
7 AEG ?? Document: Syll_333, a decree of Samos in honour of Demarchus of Lycia.
7a ?? Document: IG_12.6.1.150 & IG_12.4.1.132, decrees of Samos and Telos in honour of judges from Cos.
8 SYR ?? Antigonus uses papyrus from Syria to manufacture ropes for his fleet.
Plin:HN_13'73.L 
9 ASI ++ General comments on the life and writings of Theocritus of Chios, an orator and sophist.
Suda_Th'166.
10 ASI ?? Antigonus puts the sophist Theocritus to death.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mor_11'B-C, 633'C;(2.1)  Macrob:Sat_7.3'12.L 
11 ?? Antigonus founds cities at Alexandria Troas, Nicaea, and Smyrna.
* Read Memnon's account
Strab_12'565,(4.7)  13'593,(1.26)  '597,(1.33)  '607,(1.52)  14'646;(1.37)  Memn_28'9-11.
12 ?? Demetrius and Antigonus quarrel about Demetrius' mistress Demo.
Athen_13.578'a-b.
13 ?? Demetrius and Lysimachus exchange insults.
Athen_14.614'e-615'a.
14 ?? Apelles paints a portrait of Antigonus, which hides his bad eye.
Plin:HN_35'90.L 
15 ?? Sayings of Antigonus, addressed to Aristodemus, Bion, Hermodotus, Marsyas, Thrasyllus, and others.
* Read Plutarch's account
Liv_40.21'5; Plut:Pel_1'2-4, :Rom_17'3, :Mor_182'A-E, 330'E, 360'C, 457'E, 458'F, 531'E, 633'D;(Q2.1)  Aelian:VH_9'36.
16 ++ The close relationship between Demetrius and his father Antigonus.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Demetr_3'1-5, 19'4-9.
17 ++ General remarks on the ambitious character of Antigonus.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_21.1'1; Polyaen_4.6'5; Aelian:VH_12'43.
18 Antigonus is defeated and killed by Seleucus and Lysimachus at Ipsus.
* Read Plutarch's account
Syll_374'17-30<t= IG_2³.877>; Lucian:Macr_11<q" HierCard_8>; Diod_19.55'7, ~21.1'2, '4b; Plut:Pyrrh_4'4, :Demetr_29'1-8; Appian:Syr_55; Paus_1.6'7; Arrian:Anab_7.18'5; Just_15.4'22; +[Euseb]:Chron_247;(↓)  Liban:Or_11'83-84;B  !Hieron:Chron_1717; Oros_3.23'47-48;L  { CAH_7.1'60; Errington_p50.}
19 Demetrius escapes to Ephesus.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_21.1'4b; Plut:Demetr_30'2; ~[Euseb]:Chron_247;(↓)  { ~CAH_7.1'101; Green_34.}
20 ETR The dictator Valerius defeats the Marsi.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.3'2-5; +FastCap_p48.
21 GRE << After being a follower of Crates the cynic, Zenon starts to attend the lectures of Stilpon and Polemon.
* Read Strabo's account
Cic:Fin_4'3, '61; Strab_13'614;(1.67)  ~DiogLaert_7'2, '4, '24; Suda_Z'79; { Ten years after Zeno's arrival in Athens.}
22 {21 Scirophorion = June/July} Document: Syll_346, an Athenian decree in honour of Nicander and Polyzelus.
23 EPI << Cleonymus loses control of Corcyra.
Trog:Prol_15; { ~CAH_7.1'406; this took place between 302(4) and 300(6)..}
24 ASI The other kings divide up the remains of Antigonus' empire.
* Read Appian's account
Polyb_5.67'6-8, '10, 28.20'7; FGrH_155.1'7; Appian:Syr_55; Just_15.4'23; Oros_3.23'48;L  Malal_198; { CAH_7.1'60.}
25 Demetrius thwarts a plot by Diodorus to betray Ephesus.
Polyaen_4.7'4; { Demetrius was at Ephesus, and under threat from Lysimachus, immediately after the battle of Ipsus.}
26 AEG The Athenians refuse to support Demetrius.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Demetr_30'3-8; (?) Polyaen_4.7'2; { Green_121.}
27 PAL Ptolemy seizes control of Palestine and Coele Syria, and Seleucus decides not to oppose him.
* Read Diodorus' account
~Diod_21.1'5; Paus_1.6'8; { CAH_7.1'60; Hölbl_p22.}
28 Ptolemy captures Jerusalem.
* Read Josephus' account
Joseph:Ap_1'210<q" Agatharch>, ~:AJ_12'4-10; Appian:Syr_50; Julian:Ep_47.433'C; ChronSynt_65, 67;(↓)  { Hölbl_p189?311; Green_499.}
29 ETR The Etruscans defeat the Roman master of the horse (? Aemilius).
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.3'6-4'2; +FastCap_p48.
30 Valerius defeats the Etruscans near Rusellae, after which they agree to a two years' truce.
+Liv_10.4'3-5'12.
31 ROM {21 November -R} Valerius celebrates a triumph over the Etruscans and Marsi.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.5'13; !+FastTr_p95.

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