304 B.C. Olympiad 119.1

Consuls: P. Sempronius P.f. Sophus, P. Sulpicius Ser.f. Saverrio
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Andromenes of Corinth
Athenian archon: Pherecles

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1 AEG The Rhodians send out ships to attack Demetrius' supply bases, and Menedemus captures a ship sent by Phila to Demetrius.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.93'1-7; ~Plut:Demetr_22'1-2.
2 Demetrius prevents the destruction of a picture by Protogenes.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plin:HN_7'126, 35'102, '104-105; ~Plut:Demetr_22'3-7, :Mor_183'A-B; Fronto:Ep_1'p134; Gell_15.31'1-5; Suda_P'2963.
3 ITA Peace between the Romans and the Samnites: end of the Second Samnite War.
* Read Livy's account
+Diod_20.101'5; +Liv_9.45'1-4; { CAH_7.2'375; Green_688.}
4 AEG Demetrius fails to bribe Athenagoras, one of the Rhodian commanders, but he attacks and makes a breach in the city walls.
* Read Diodorus' account
FGrH_533'2; +Diod_20.94'1-95'5.
5 Supplies from Ptolemy, Cassander, and Lysimachus reach Rhodes.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.96'1-3; Paus_1.6'6.
6 A violent counter-attack by the Rhodians forces Demetrius to pull back his siege machines.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.96'3-97'7; Vitr_10.16'7.
7 ROM { 15 July -R } The censor Q.Fabius holds a parade of the equites.
* Read Livy's account
#Liv_9.46'15; ValMax_2.2'9; [Vict]:VirIll_32'3;L  { CAH_7.2'663.}
8 GRE Demetrius captures the island of Salamis.
* Read Pausanias' account
Paus_1.35'2; Polyaen_4.11'1; { Green_50.}
9 AEG The Athenians arrange a short truce between Demetrius and the Rhodians, which is followed by another unsuccessful attack by Demetrius, during which the Rhodian magistrate Damoteles is killed.
10 Demetrius agrees to end the siege of Rhodes, through the mediation of the Aetolians.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.99'1-100'2; Plut:Demetr_22'8; Trog:Prol_15; { CAH_7.1'56; Errington_p49.}
11 Demetrius leaves behind his siege engines for the Rhodians to keep.
* Read Plutarch's account
Vitr_10.16'8; ~Plut:Demetr_20'9, :Mor_183'B.
12 ETR Sempronius subdues the Aequi.
* Read Livy's account
+Diod_20.101'5; +Liv_9.45'5-17; { CAH_7.2'376.}
13 SIC << Agathocles massacres the inhabitants of Leontini.
Polyaen_5.3'2; { Shortly after Deinocrates' desertion to Agathocles.}
14 Agathocles attacks the Lipara islands.
* Read Diodorus' account
FGrH_564'4<q" Callias>; +Diod_20.101'1-4; { CAH_7.1'405.}
15 EXT << Fighting between Seleucus and the Indian king Sandracottus.
* Read Appian's account
Appian:Syr_55;(↓)  ~Just_15.4'12, '20; ~Oros_3.23'46; { CAH_7.1'210.}
16 GRE Demetrius crosses to Greece and captures Chalcis.
* Read Diodorus' account
+MarmPar_B'24; +Diod_20.100'5-6; Plut:Demetr_23'3.
17 ETR The Romans make an alliance with the Marsi, Paeligni, Marrucini, and Frentani.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.101'5; +Liv_9.45'18; Strab_5'241;(4.2)  { CAH_7.2'376.}
18 AEG The Rhodians honour Ptolemy as a god, and give him the title "Soter".
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.100'3-4; Paus_1.8'6; { Green_33, 403.}
19 GRE ?? Demochares arranges an alliance between the Athenians and the Boeotians, but is subsequently forced to go into exile.
Plut:Mor_851'E; { OCD_d.}
19a ?? Document: Syll_328 & 329, two Athenian decrees referring to the war against Cassander.
20 << Olympiodorus recaptures the Peiraeus from the Macedonians.
Paus_1.26'3; { CAH_7.1'232; ~OCD_o. .}
21 Demetrius drives Cassander's army out of Attica and pursues it as far as Heracleia.
~Plut:Demetr_23'1-3; { Green_50.}
22 ROM {24 Sept. -R} Sempronius celebrates a triumph over the Aequi.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.45'18; #FastTr_p96.
23 GRE The Athenians grant further honours to Demetrius.
* Read Athenaeus' account
@  CratesHist_2; Frontin:Str_4.1'10; ~Plut:Demetr_23'4-5; Athen_6.252'f-253'f, 254'a, 255'c; { Frontinus applies to Demetrius a saying which Plutarchus says was addressed to his brother Philippus.}
24 ROM == Cn.Flavius, the son of a freedman, holds office as curule aedile but is opposed by the nobility, who try to prevent him from dedicating a temple to Concordia.
* Read Livy's account
Gell_7.9'1-6<q" LPiso>; Cic:DeOr_1'186, :Att_6.11'8, '18; +Liv_9.46'1-13; ValMax_2.5'2, 9.3'3; Plin:HN_33'17-20; Justin:Dig_1.2.2'7, '36<q" Pomponius>; Macrob:Sat_1.15'9;L  { CAH_7.2'306-377.}
25 == The censors Q.Fabius and P.Decius distribute the urban plebs amongst four tribes.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.46'14-15; +FastCap_p48; ValMax_2.2'9; Plut:Pomp_13'11; Ampel_18'6; [Vict]:VirIll_13'11;L  { CAH_7.2'397.}

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