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312 B.C. Olympiad 117.1


Consuls: M. Valerius M.f. Maximus Corrinus, P. Decius P.f. Mus
Athenian archon: Polemon
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Parmenides (? Parmenion) of Mytilene

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1 SIC << The death of the poet Sosiphanes.
+MarmPar_B'15; !Suda_S'863.
2 PEL ?? Xenarces of Stratus wins the pancration contest at the Olympic Games.
Paus_6.2'1; { A statue of Xenocrates (whose name may be garbled) was attributed to Lysippus.}
2a ?? Document: Syll_314, a list of victors at the Lycaean games. { The list covers several occurrences of the games, perhaps 320-312 B.C.}
3 PEL Ptolemy suppresses a revolt by Telesphorus.
+Diod_19.87'1-3.
4 SIC Agathocles captures Messene (? and Tauromenium).
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.102'1-7; (?) Polyaen_5.3'6; { CAH_7.1'391, 72'662.}
5 ROM C.Junius (or C.Sulpicius) is appointed dictator in anticipation of an attack by the Etruscans.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.29'1-5; +FastCap_p48.
6 The censors allow sons of freedmen to become members of the senate, and distribute landless citizens amongst all the existing tribes.
* Read Livy's account
+Diod_20.36'3; Hor:Sat_1.6'20-21; +Liv_9.29'7, 30'2, 46'10-11; Plut:Publ_7'8; Suet:Claud_24'1; [Vict]:VirIll_34'1;L  { CAH_7.2'395.}
7 ETR The Romans attack Pollitium, a city of the Marrucini.
+Diod_19.105'5; { CAH_7.2'882.}
8 EPI Lyciscus, the general of Cassander, defeats Alcetas.
+Diod_19.88'1-89'1.
9 SIC Nymphodorus makes an unsuccessful attack on Centoripa.
+Diod_19.103'1-4.
10 MAC Cassander is defeated while attacking Apollonia.
+Diod_19.89'1-3.
11 ROM {13 Sept. -R} Valerius (? or Decius) celebrates a triumph over the Samnites, and dedicates the spoils to Ceres.
* Read Fasti's account
#FastTr_p96; [Vict]:VirIll_27'1.L 
12 ASI ?? Antigonus rebukes the young Demetrius during a battle.
Plut:Demetr_28'10.
13 PAL Ptolemy defeats Demetrius at the battle of Gaza.
* Read Diodorus' account
Inscr_203'23-26;(satrap)  +MarmPar_B'16; Joseph:Ap_1'184-186<q" Castor>; +Diod_19.80'3-85'3; Plut:Demetr_5'2-6; Appian:Syr_54;(↓↓)  Just_15.1'6-9; Trog:Prol_15; Porph:Fr_42; [Euseb]:Chron_249; Oros_3.23'35;L  Suda_D'429; { CAH_7.1'49; Errington_p33.}
14 PHO Ptolemy gains control of Phoenicia.
+Diod_19.85'4-86'3.
15 SIC A Carthaginian fleet makes a raid on the harbour of Syracuse.
+Diod_19.103'4-5.
16 ROM C.Plautius resigns as censor, but Ap.Claudius stays on as sole censor.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.29'7-8; +FastCap_p48; Frontin:Aqu_1'5; { CAH_7.2'396.}
17 EPI Alcetas is assassinated.
+Diod_19.89'3.
18 SIC Pasophilus defeats the Syracusan exiles under Deinocrates near Galeria.
+Diod_19.104'1-2.
19 A Carthaginian army takes up a strong position near Gela.
+Diod_19.104'3-4.
20 ETR == The Romans found a colony at Interamna by the river Casinus.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.105'5; +Liv_9.28'8; Vell_1.14'4; { CAH_7.2'372.}
21 ROM == The construction of the Via Appia.
* Read Diodorus' account
Cic:Mil_17; +Diod_20.36'2; +Liv_9.29'6; CIL_6.40943, 11.1827; Frontin:Aqu_1'5; Justin:Dig_1.2.2'36<q" Pomponius>; [Vict]:VirIll_34'6;L  Eutrop_2.9'2; Schol:Bob_138;L  Suda_A'3199; { CAH_7.2'395; Green_687.}
22 == The construction of the Appian Aqueduct.
* Read Frontinus' account
+Diod_20.36'1; +Liv_9.29'6; CIL_6.40943, 11.1827; +Frontin:Aqu_1'4-6; Justin:Dig_1.2.2'36<q" Pomponius>; [Vict]:VirIll_34'7;L  Eutrop_2.9'2; Suda_A'3199; { CAH_7.2'395; Green_687.}
23 == Ap.Claudius arranges for the religious secrets of the Potitii family to be divulged; soon afterwards, the family dies out.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.29'9-11; ValMax_1.1'17;L  [Vict]:Origo_8'4-6, :VirIll_34'2;L  Macrob:Sat_3.6'13;L  { CAH_7.2'396.}

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