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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,L  35'102,L  '104-105;L  ~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;L  [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.
+Diod_20.98'1-3.
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;L  { 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,L  :Att_6.11'8, '18; +Liv_9.46'1-13; ValMax_2.5'2,L  9.3'3;L  Plin:HN_33'17-20;L  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;L  Plut:Pomp_13'11; Ampel_18'6;L  [Vict]:VirIll_13'11;L  { CAH_7.2'397.}

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