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307 B.C. Olympiad 118.2


Consuls: Ap. Claudius C.f. Caecus, L. Volumnius C.f. Flamma Violens
Athenian archon: Anaxicrates

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1 AFR Agathocles captures Utica.
+Diod_20.54'2-55'4.
2 SIC Xenodocus is defeated by an army from Syracuse.
+Diod_20.56'1-3.
3 AFR Eumachus makes a successful raid into the interior of Africa.
+Diod_20.57'4-58'6.
4 ROM Claudius chooses to stay at Rome, while Volumnius takes charge of the army.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.42'4, 10.19'7.
5 AFR Agathocles leaves his son Archagathus in charge of the army in Africa, and sails back to Sicily.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.55'5; Just_22.8'1.
5a GRE << The Macedonian garrison leaves Eretria.
Syll_323.
6 ?? Laws passed by Demetrius of Phalerum while he was in control at Athens.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_13.610'e<q" Alexis>; Plut:Arist_27'4-5<q" DemPhal_45>; DemPhal_28; Cic:Rep_2'2,L  :Leg_2'66;L  Plut:Mor_818'D; DiogLaert_5'75.
7 ?? Demetrius of Phalerum gives a garden to Theophrastus.
DiogLaert_5'39.
8 ?? Demetrius of Phalerum preserves a boat which is said to have carried Theseus to Crete.
Plut:Thes_23'1.
9 ?? Philon enlarges the temple of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis.
Vitr_7.pr'17.
9a ?? The orator Pytheas admits that he has sometimes behaved badly.
Aelian:VH_14'28; { Pytheas is mentioned in 322 B.C. as a supporter of Antipater.}
10 ++ Comments on the refined style of the public speeches of Demetrius of Phalerum.
Cic:Brut_37-38.
11 ++ The decadent private life of Demetrius of Phalerum.
* Read Athenaeus' account
@  Plut:Mor_60'D<v>; Athen_12.542'b-543'a<q" Duris_10>, 13.593'e-f; Aelian:VH_9'9; DiogLaert_5'76.
12 {June ?} Demetrius the son of Antigonus captures Peiraeus and expels Demetrius of Phalerum from Athens.
* Read Plutarch's account
+MarmPar_B'20; +Diod_20.45'1-5; Plut:Demetr_8'1-9'4, :Mor_182'E-F; Paus_1.25'6; Polyaen_4.7'6; Aelian:VH_3'17; Suda_D'429; { CAH_7.1'55-56; Errington_p46-47.}
13 SIC Deinocrates rallies resistance in Sicily against Agathocles.
+Diod_20.56'3-57'3.
14 ITA Volumnius attacks the Sallentini.
+Liv_9.42'5; { CAH_7.2'663.}
15 Fabius defeats the Samnites at Allifae.
+Liv_9.42'6-8; { CAH_7.2'663.}
16 AFR Archagathus divides up his army, which is then heavily defeated by the Carthaginians.
+Diod_20.59'1-61'4.
17 PEL Demetrius captures Megara.
* Read Plutarch's account
+DionHal:Din_3<q" Philoch_66>; +Diod_20.46'3; Sen:Dial_2.5'6, :Ep_9'18; Plut:Demetr_9'4-10, :Mor_5'F, 475'C; DiogLaert_2'115.
17a GRE << Document: Epicur:Fr_96-100 & 158, letters written by Epicurus to Polyaenus and others, when Charinus was Athenian archon.
17b ?? Document: Syll_325, a decree of Delphi, granting privileges to Nicodemus of Messenia.
17c ?? Document: Inscr_44, decrees of Athens, Samos and other states in honour of Nicomedes, an associate of Antigonus.
18 PER << Seleucus conquers the Parthians.
* Read Justin's account
Just_41.4'3; Malal_198; Movses_2'1; { There is very little evidence for the dating of Seleucus' campaigns in the east of his empire, but this must have one of his first conquests.}
19 SIC Agathocles defeats the Carthaginian fleet off Syracuse.
+Diod_20.61'5-62'1; { CAH_7.2'663.}
20 Leptines defeats Xenodocus, and puts an end to the revolt by Acragas.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.62'2-5; Just_22.8'2-3; Trog:Prol_22; { CAH_7.2'663.}
21 Agathocles invites his opponents to a banquet at Syracuse, and has them killed.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.63'1-7; Polyaen_5.3'3.
22 GRE {August ?} Demetrius captures and destroys Munychia.
* Read Diodorus' account
+MarmPar_B'21; +DionHal:Din_2, 3; +Diod_20.45'5-7; Plut:Demetr_10'1, +:Mor_850'D; { Errington_p47.}
23 The start of a four years' war between the Athenians and Cassander; Demochares strengthens the fortifications of Athens.
Plut:Mor_851'D; { OCD_d.}
24 AFR Agathocles is defeated by the Carthaginians in a battle which is followed by a panic in both camps.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.64'1-67'4; Just_22.8'4-8; { CAH_7.1'399; Green_688.}
25 {November} Agathocles secretly returns to Sicily, abandoning his army.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.68'1-69'3; Just_22.8'8-12; Trog:Prol_22; { CAH_7.1'400; OCD_a.}
26 {November} The soldiers kill Archagathus and Heracleides, the sons of Agathocles.
* Read Justin's account
Polyb_7.2'4; +Diod_20.69'3, 70'4; Just_22.8'13-14.
27 The remainder of Agathocles' army agrees terms with the Carthaginians.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.69'3-5; Just_22.8'13; { CAH_7.1'400.}
28 GRE ?? The Athenian politician Stratocles has a mistress called Leme.
Athen_13.596'f; { Stratocles' flattery of Demetrius is described in Plut:Demetr_11.}
29 ?? A torchbearer at Eleusis, accompanying Stratocles, defiles the mysteries after becoming a follower of Epicurus.
@  Aelian:Fr_10.
30 The Athenians grant extravagant honours to Demetrius and his father Antigonus.
* Read Plutarch's account
Philoch_166; Athen_15.697'a<q" Philoch_165>; +Diod_20.46'1-5; Plut:Demetr_10'2-14'4; Paus_10.10'2; ClemAl:Protr_4'48;(↓)  { Errington_p47.}
31 The Athenians condemn Demetrius of Phalerum to death in his absence, and destroy his statues.
* Read Diogenes' account
DionHal:Din_3<q" Philoch_66>; ~Strab_9'398;(1.20)  Plin:HN_34'27;L  Plut:Mor_559'D, 820'E-F; Ampel_15'19;L  DiogLaert_5'77, '79, '82; { Green_48.}
32 ?? Deinarchus delivers several speeches against Polyeuctus.
* Read Suda's account
Dinarch:Fr_1-2; +DionHal:Din_10; Suda_P'99.
33 Deinarchus is accused of having secret dealings with Cassander, and is forced to go into exile at Chalcis.
* Read Plutarch's account
+DionHal:Din_2, 4, 9; ~Plut:Mor_850'C-D.
34 ETR The Hernici declare war after the Romans take some of their citizens as prisoners.
+Liv_9.42'9.

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