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311 B.C. Olympiad 117.2


Consuls: C. Junius C.f. Bubulcus Brutus (III), Q. Aemilius Q.f. Barbula (II)
Athenian archon: Simonides

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1 ROM {March -R} The new consuls refuse to accept the censors' changes to the senate.
+Liv_9.30'1-2; { CAH_7.2'396.}
2 SYR << Demetrius defeats Cilles, the general of Ptolemy.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.93'1-3; Plut:Demetr_6'1-5; Paus_1.6'5; { Hölbl_p18.}
3 << Ptolemy sends Seleucus with a small force to reoccupy Babylonia.
* Read Diodorus' account
BabylChron_BM.35920; +MarmPar_B'16; +Diod_19.86'5, 90'1-5; Appian:Syr_54, 56; Arrian:Ind_43'4; Porph:Fr_42; [Euseb]:Chron_249; Liban:Or_11'77-78,B  '82;B  { CAH_7.1'49; Errington_p33.}
4 PAL Ptolemy retreats back to Egypt.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.93'3-7; Plut:Demetr_6'5; Paus_1.6'5; { Green_687.}
5 EGY Ptolemy settles some of the Jews in Egypt.
* Read Josephus' account
Aristeas_12, 22, 23, 36; ~Joseph:AJ_12'7-9, :Ap_1'186-189; August:DeCiv_18'42, '45;(↓)  ChronSynt_65, 67;(↓)  { Hölbl_p189; Green_499.}
6 MES The beginning of the reign of Seleucus in Babylonia.
+BabylChron_3'R3-4, IM.65066; Appian:Syr_63<+v>; +[Euseb]:Chron_249; +Hieron:Chron_1705; Sulpit_2'19; ExcBarb_46A; Movses_2'1; ChronSynt_91.(↓) 
7 {Nisan -B = April} The start of the Seleucid Era.
* Read St.Jerome's account
~BabylChron_BM.35603; 1Macc_1'10, '54, 10'21; 2Macc_1'7, 11'33; Joseph:AJ_12'246, '264, '297, 13'213; Euseb:HistEc_1.13'21; ChronPasc_421'C; +Hieron:Chron_1704, 1706; { CAH_7.1'52; Errington_p39; in the Macedonian calendar, the Seleucid Era is counted from October 312.}
8 ARA The Nabataeans defeat Athenaeus, the general of Antigonus.
+Diod_19.94'1-96'3.
9 ROM The flute-players return to Rome after protesting at the removal of their privileges by Ap.Claudius.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.30'5-10; Ovid:Fast_6'661-692; ValMax_2.5'4;L  [Vict]:VirIll_34'1.L 
10 SIC Hamilcar son of Gisco arrives as the new Carthaginian general in Sicily.
+Diod_19.106'1-5; { CAH_7.1'392.}
11 Agathocles enters Gela and massacres his opponents there.
+Diod_19.107'1-5; { CAH_7.1'393.}
12 MES Seleucus gains complete control of Babylonia.
* Read Diodorus' account
+BabylChron_3'R6-8; Daniel_11'5; +Diod_19.91'1-5; Plut:Demetr_7'2; Appian:Syr_54; Just_15.4'11; [Euseb]:Chron_249; !Hieron:Chron_1716; Oros_3.23'44;L  { CAH_7.1'52=312; Hölbl_p18.}
13 ARA Demetrius leads a raid against the Nabataeans.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.96'3-98'1; Plut:Demetr_7'1.
14 PAL Demetrius persuades Antigonus to attempt to extract asphalt from the Dead Sea.
* Read Diodorus' account
@  HierCard_5; +Diod_19.98'1-100'3.
15 ITA The Romans lose control of Cluviae, but quickly recapture it.
+Liv_9.31'1-3; { CAH_7.2'662.}
16 GRE << Zenon of Citium moves to Athens; he loses his wealth in a shipwreck and becomes a student of philosophy.
* Read Diogenes' account
Sen:Dial_9.14'3; Plut:Mor_87'A, 467'D, 603'D; DiogLaert_7'2-5, '13, ~'28, '31-32; Suda_N'82, N'604; { CAH_7.1'494; OCD_z=313.}
17 << Timaeus the historian moves to Athens.
Polyb_12.25d'1<q" Timae_34>; { CAH_7.1'392; Green_687.}
18 SIC {July} The Carthaginians under Hamilcar defeat Agathocles by the river Himera.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_19.1'10, +108'1-109'5, 20.3'1, 30'1; Just_22.3'8-9; { CAH_7.1'393; OCD_a.}
19 AEG << Protogenes starts work on his painting of Ialysus.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Demetr_22'5; Fronto:Ep_1'p134; { The painting took 7 years to complete (or 11 years, according to Fronto).}
20 ITA The Romans capture Bovianum.
+Liv_9.31'4-5; { CAH_7.2'662.}
21 ETR Aemilius defeats an Etruscan army near Sutrium.
+Liv_9.32'1-12; { CAH_7.2'373; this needs to be distinguished from a similar event in 310 BC.}
22 SYR Antigonus agrees to a peace treaty with Cassander, Lysimachus, and Ptolemy.
* Read Diodorus' account
OGIS_5<t= BD_6>, 6'5-9<t= BD_6>; +Diod_19.105'1; { CAH_7.1'50; Errington_p34.}
23 ITA The Samnites attempt to trap Junius in an ambush.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.31'6-16; Zonar_8'1.(p271) 
24 The consuls defeat the Samnites at (?) Talium.
+Diod_20.26'3-4.
25 SIC Agathocles escapes to Gela, where he beats off a Carthaginian attack.
+Diod_19.110'1-3.
26 ASI Document: BD_6a (OGIS_5), a letter from Antigonus to Scepsis concerning the recent peace treaty. { CAH_7.1'51; Errington_p35.}
27 Document: BD_6b (OGIS_6), a decree of Scepsis granting divine honours to Antigonus. { Green_403.}
28 ROM {5 August -R} Brutus celebrates a triumph over the Samnites.
#FastTr_p96.
29 {13 August -R} Aemilius celebrates a triumph over the Etruscans.
#FastTr_p96.
30 PER {August/Sept.} Seleucus defeats Nicanor and gains control of Media.
* Read Diodorus' account
+BabylChron_3'R9-10; +Diod_19.92'1-5; Appian:Syr_55; { CAH_7.1'53=312; Errington_p33.}
31 EGY {Dius -M = Oct.} Document: SelPap_1.1, the marriage contract of Heracleides and Demetria.
31a {1 Thoth -E = November} Document: Inscr_203, the "Stele of the Satrap", recording the restoration of the rights of the temple at Buto by Ptolemy. { Hölbl_p83; Errington_p42.}
32 BOS ++ Parysades is a just ruler, and receives divine honours.
Strab_7'310.(4.4) 
33 The death of Parysades, the ruler of the Cimmerian Bosporus, who is succeeded by his son Satyrus.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_16.52'10, 20.22'1-6; { OCD_spartocids.}
34 SIC Many Sicilian cities changes sides to support Hamilcar and the Carthaginians.
+Diod_19.110'4-5.
36 ROM == The Roman people are given the right to elect the tribuni militum.
+Liv_9.30'3; { CAH_7.2'373.}
37 == The first duumviri are appointed to supervise the Roman fleet.
+Liv_9.30'4; { CAH_7.2'410; Green_687.}

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