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; THI_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; { 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, '122; 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.
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
@  (?) THI_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; { OCD_l.}
12 SYR Antigonus abandons celebrations at his new capital of Antigoneia, in order to march against Lysimachus.
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; Plin:HN_35'19; { CAH_7.2'408.}
14 CIS Cleonymus makes a raid against the territory of the Veneti, but is routed by the inhabitants of Patavium.
15 MAC Demetrius invades Thessaly.
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.
18 Lysimachus escapes with his army from Dorylaeum, and Antigonus is unable to pursue him because of bad weather.
18a GRE ?? Document: SEG_25.149, recording honours given to Demetrius 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.
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.
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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