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302 B.C. Olympiad 119.3


Consuls: M. Livius Denter, M. Aemilius L.f. Paullus
Athenian archon: Nicocles

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1 PEL Demetrius creates a new Hellenic League, and is appointed its leader.
* Read Plutarch's account
BD_8; Inscr_37; ~Plut:Demetr_25'4-9; { CAH_7.1'58-59; Errington_p50.}
2 MAC Breakdown of negotiations between Cassander and Demetrius.
+Diod_20.106'1-2; { Green_34.}
3 Cassander instigates a coalition with the other kings against Antigonus.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_20.2'3, +106'2-5, 21.1'2; Plut:Demetr_28'2; Just_15.2'15-16; Trog:Prol_15; Oros_3.23'41;L  { CAH_7.1'59; Green_34.}
4 ITA Cleonymus is expelled from the territory of the Sallentini (according to some, by the Roman consul Aemilius).
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.105'1-3; +Liv_10.2'1-3; { CAH_7.2'664.}
5 GRE {Munychion -G = April/May} Demetrius is initiated into the mysteries at Eleusis, even through it is the wrong time of year for such initiations.
* Read Plutarch's account
Philoch_69-70; +Diod_20.110'1; Plut:Demetr_26'1-5; { Green_50.}
6 Lamia holds a banquet at Athens in honour of Demetrius.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Demetr_27'1-14, :Ant_90'2; Alciphr_2'1; Athen_3.101'e, 4.128'a-b; Aelian:VH_12'17.
6a {Scirophorion -G = June/July} Document: Syll_341 & 342 & 347, Athenian decrees in honour of Nicon, Medeius and Solon.
6b MES ?? The foundation of Seleuceia on the Tigris.
* Read Appian's account
Strab_16'738;(1.5)  Plin:HN_6'117,L  '122;L  Joseph:AJ_18'372; Tac:Ann_6'42; Appian:Syr_57, 58; Paus_1.16'3; AmmMarc_23.6'23; { The precise date is unknown; see G.M.Cohen, The Hellenistic Settlements in the East, p163.B }
7 ASI Lysimachus marries Amastris, the widow of Dionysius of Heracleia.
Diod_20.109'7; Memn_4'9; { OCD_heraclea; Green_122.}
8 EPI << Pyrrhus is forced to leave Epirus, and goes to join Demetrius.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Pyrrh_4'1-3; Paus_1.11'5; { CAH_7.1'106, 72'459.}
9 << A comet appears.
+MarmPar_B'25.
10 ETR The dictator C.Junius Bubulcus defeats the Aequi: the final subjugation of the Aequi.
* Read Livy's account
Cic:Off_1'35; +Liv_10.1'7-9; +FastCap_p48; Strab_5'231.(3.4) 
11 ASI Lysimachus invades Asia and captures Sigeum, Synnada, Ephesus, Colophon, and other cities.
* Read Diodorus' account
@  (?) Inscr_66'2-7; +MarmPar_B'25<x>; +Diod_20.107'1-5; Paus_1.8'1, 9'7; Just_15.2'17; Oros_3.23'42;L  { OCD_l.}
12 SYR Antigonus abandons celebrations at his new capital of Antigoneia, in order to march against Lysimachus.
+Diod_20.108'1.
13 ROM {5 August -R} Bubulcus celebrates a triumph over the Aequi, and dedicates a temple to Salus, with paintings by Fabius Pictor.
* Read Livy's account
CIL_add.7'Aug5; +Liv_10.1'9; #FastTr_p96; ValMax_8.14'6;L  Plin:HN_35'19;L  { CAH_7.2'408.}
14 CIS Cleonymus makes a raid against the territory of the Veneti, but is routed by the inhabitants of Patavium.
+Liv_10.2'4-15.
15 MAC Demetrius invades Thessaly.
+Diod_20.110.'2-5.
16 PHO Ptolemy retreats from Sidon to Egypt, after hearing a false rumour of Lysimachus' defeat by Antigonus.
+Diod_20.113'1-2.; { Hölbl_p22.}
17 ASI Lysimachus retreats to a prepared position in order to withstand the attack by Antigonus.
+Diod_20.108'2-6.
18 Lysimachus escapes with his army from Dorylaeum, and Antigonus is unable to pursue him because of bad weather.
+Diod_20.108'7-109'4.
18a GRE ?? Document: SEG_25.149, recording honours given to Demetrios by his Athenian volunteers.
19 MAC Demetrius is ordered by Antigonus to return to Asia, and he agrees to a truce with Cassander.
* Read Diodorus' account
+MarmPar_B'26; +Diod_20.109'5-6; { Errington_p50; Green_689.}
20 ILL Titus (?) escapes after being held hostage by Cleonymus.
Polyaen_8.19'1; { Cleonymus' adventures are known to have taken him to Illyria (Trog:Prol_15).}
21 GRE ?? Mithridates erects a statue of Plato at Athens.
DiogLaert_3'25.(P.20) 
22 PON Mithridates of Cius is put to death by Antigonus, at the age of 84, after being suspected of treason.
* Read Diodorus' account
Lucian:Macr_13<q" HierCard_7>; Diod_16.90'2, +20.111'4; { OCD_m; Green_689.}
23 PON Mithridates I escapes from Antigonus and takes refuge in a fort at Cimiata, from which he gains control of the neighbouring territory.
* Read Plutarch's account
Strab_12'562;(3.41)  Plut:Demetr_4'1-5, :Mor_183'A; Appian:Mith_9, 112; { OCD_m..}
24 ASI Lysimachus massacres some of the Autariatae, to prevent them deserting to Antigonus.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.113'3; Polyaen_4.12'1.
25 CAP Seleucus arrives in Cappadocia, where he stops for the winter.
+Diod_20.113'4.
26 ETR The Vestini become allies of Rome.
+Liv_10.3'1; { CAH_7.2'664.}
27 AEG == Document: Syll_348, a decree of Eretria in honour of Glaucippus and his brothers.
28 ITA << A treaty between Rome and Tarentum.
Appian:Sam_7'1;(15)  { CAH_7.2'456.}

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