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303 B.C. Olympiad 119.2


Consuls: Ser. Cornelius Cn.f. Lentulus, L. Genucius Aventinensis
Athenian archon: Leostratus

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1 GRE << Demetrius' licentious behaviour during his winter stay at Athens, especially with the courtesans Lamia and Leaena; Democles commits suicide to escape the attentions of Demetrius.
* Read Athenaeus' account
~Plut:Demetr_24'1-5, 26'5<q" Philippid>, :Ant_91'3-5; ClemAl:Protr_4'48;(↓)  Athen_13.577'c-f; { Green_50; Errington_p48.}
1a {22 Gamelion -G = Jan./Feb.} Document: Syll_335, an Athenian decree in honour of Pheidias, a doctor.
1b << Document: Syll_336, an Athenian decree in honour of Euchares.
2 BOS ?? Eumelus increases the power of the kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus.
+Diod_20.25'1-3.
3 << Eumelus dies after falling under the wheels of a carriage.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.25'3-4, 26'2, 100'7; { OCD_spartocids.}
4 ASI << Earthquakes in Ionia.
+MarmPar_B'24.
5 AEG << The beginning of the construction of the Colossus of Rhodes, designed by Chares.
AnthPal_6.171; ~Plin:HN_34'41;L  Lucian:JTrag_11; { ~CAH_7.1'57; ~Hölbl_p22.}
6 << Ptolemy makes a dedication to the temple of Athene at Lindus.
Burstein_46.C'39.B 
7 EGY << The "floruit" of Theodorus "the atheist".
+Hieron:Chron_1713.
8 EPI ?? Pyrrhus praises Polyperchon as a general.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Pyrrh_8'7, :Mor_184'C.
9 MAC ++ Polyperchon's drunken dancing in his old age.
Athen_4.155'c<q" Duris_12>; { ~OCD_p; Green_28.}
10 PEL Demetrius captures Sicyon, and moves the city to a different site.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.102'1-4; Strab_8'382;(6.25)  Plut:Demetr_25'3; Paus_2.7'1; Polyaen_4.7'3.
11 ITA Cleonymus of Sparta arrives with an army to support Tarentum, and takes two hundred maidens as hostages from Metapontum.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.104'1-4; Strab_6'280;(3.4)  Athen_13.605'e; { CAH_7.2'458.}
12 CIS The Romans trap and kill two thousand armed men in a cave in Umbria.
+Liv_10.1'4-6.
13 EXT Seleucus agrees peace terms with Sandracottus, and receives in return 500 elephants.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_15'724;(2.9)  Plut:Alex_62'4; Appian:Syr_55;(↓)  Athen_1.18'e; ~Just_15.4'21; ~Oros_3.23'46;L  { CAH_7.1'496; Errington_p38?305.}
14 PEL Demetrius captures Corinth, and then Bura, Scyrus, Orchomenus, and other cities in the Peloponnese.
* Read Diodorus' account
SEG_25.149'9-11; +Diod_20.103'1-7; Plut:Demetr_25'1; Polyaen_4.7'8; Trog:Prol_15; { CAH_7.1'58; Green_33.}
15 Nicodemus of Messene transfers his support from Cassander to Demetrius.
Plut:Dem_13'4; { Nicodemus was accused of opportunism - probably during Demetrius' sweeping successes in the Peloponnese.}
16 With the help of Herodorus the trumpeter, Demetrius captures Argos, where he marries Deidameia, the sister of Pyrrhus.
* Read Plutarch's account
@  (?) Inscr_76; Plut:Pyrrh_4'3, :Demetr_25'2; Athen_10.415'a; { CAH_7.1'106.}
17 EPI Cleonymus captures Corcyra.
+Diod_20.104'4.
18 ETR == The Romans found colonies at Sora and Alba.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.1'1-2; Vell_1.14'6; { CAH_7.2'376; OCD_s.}
19 == The inhabitants of Arpinum and Trebula are granted Roman citizenship.
+Liv_10.1'3; { CAH_7.2'376.}
20 ASI ?? Document: BD_7 (Syll_344), letters from Antigonus to Teos concerning plans for a synoecism with Lebedus. { CAH_7.1'307.}

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