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318 B.C. Olympiad 115.3


Consuls: L. Plautius L.f. Venno, M. Folius C.f. Flaccinator
Athenian archon: Archippus

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1 CAP << Antigonus sends Hieronymus to end the siege of Eumenes.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Diod_18.50'1-5, 53'1-7, 19.44'2; Nepos_18.5'7; Plut:Eum_12'1-7; Just_14.2'4-5; Oros_3.23'24;L  { ~CAH_7.1'41; Anson_x.}
2 GRE << Nicanor captures Peiraeus, with the collusion of Phocion.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Diod_18.64'1-65'2; Nepos_19.2'4-5; Plut:Phoc_32'1-10; Aelian:VH_3'47; { Anson_x.}
3 Document: Syll_315, an Athenian decree, in response to a recommendation by Polyperchon.
4 SYR Ptolemy gains control of Syria after expelling the satrap Laomedon.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_18.43'1-2; +MarmPar_B'12; Appian:Syr_52; Paus_1.6'4; { Hölbl_p16; Anson_x.}
5 PAL Ptolemy captures Jerusalem.
!Hieron:Chron_1695; { CAH_7.1'41-42.}
6 ASI Arrhidaeus attacks Cyzicus, but fails to capture it.
* Read Diodorus' account
+MarmPar_B'12; +Diod_18.51'1-52'4; Polyaen_7.30'1; Athen_11.509'a; { Anson_x}
7 Antigonus attacks Ephesus and Lydia.
+Diod_18.52'5-8; { Errington_p23; Anson_x.}
8 Cassander goes to Asia to seek help from Antigonus for a war against Polyperchon.
* Read Diodorus' account
+MarmPar_B'12; +Diod_18.54'1-4; { Errington_p23; Anson_x=319/8.}
9 MAC Polyperchon announces his support for democracies in the Greek states.
+Diod_18.55'1-57'1; { Errington_p24; Anson_x=319/8.}
10 Polyperchon invites Olympias to return to Macedonia.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_18.57'2; Just_14.5'1; { Green_18.}
11 Polyperchon and Olympias appoint Eumenes to be commander of the Macedonian forces in Asia.
* Read Diodorus' account
~FGrH_155.3'1-2; +Diod_18.57'3-4; Nepos_18.6'1-5; Plut:Eum_13'1-2; { Errington_p25-26; Anson_x.}
12 AEG << A letter from king Philippus confirms that exiles from Eresus cannot return to their city.
OGIS_8.C; { The exiles probably made an appeal following the pronouncement of Polyperchon (Diod_18.56).}
13 ASI ++ Gryllion is the parasite of the satrap Menander.
Athen_6.245'a; { Antigonus used Menander as a general against Eumenes (eg. Diod_18.59'1).}
14 CIL Eumenes gains the loyalty of the "Silver Shields" by invoking the name of Alexander.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_18.59'1-61'3; Nepos_18.7'1-3; Strab_14'672;(5.10)  Plut:Eum_13'3-8; Polyaen_4.8'2; Just_14.2'6-12; Oros_3.23'25;L  { ~CAH_7.1'45; Anson_x.}
15 ITA A two years' truce between the Romans and the Samnites.
+Liv_9.20'1-3; { CAH_7.2'371.}
16 GRE Alexander the son of Polyperchon arrives in Attica; Polyperchon hands over Phocion and his friends to the Athenians.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_18.65'3-66'3; Nepos_19.3'1-4; Plut:Phoc_33'1-12; Suda_D'333; { Errington_p24: Anson_x.}
17 ?? Sayings of Phocion, addressed to Archibiades, Aristogeiton, Callicles, Polyeuctus, and others.
* Read Plutarch's account
ValMax_3.8e'2;L  Plut:Phoc_5'8, 8'5, 9'1-10'3, 10'8-9, :Mor_187'E-189'A, 533'A, 810'D, 822'E; Aelian:VH_2'16.
18 ?? Phocion is distressed by the prodigality of his son Phocus.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Phoc_20'1-5, 38'3-4; Athen_4.168'e-169'a.
19 ++ The just and incorruptible character of Phocion.
* Read Plutarch's account
Nepos_19.1'1-2; Plut:Phoc_1'4, 3'4-9, 4'2-5'8, 8'1-4, 10'7, 11'1, 29'4-30'7, ? :Mor_803'E, 809'D-E; Aelian:VH_7'9.
20 {19 Munychion -G = May} The Athenians condemn Phocion and put him to death.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Diod_18.66'4-67'6; Nepos_19.4'1-4; #Plut:Phoc_34'1-38'5, :Mor_189'A, 541'C; Aelian:NA_12'6, :VH_3'47, 12'49, 13'41; { CAH_7.1'493; Errington_p24-25.}
22 CIL Eumenes gathers a large force of mercenaries, despite the opposition of Ptolemy and Antigonus.
+Diod_18.61'4-63'6.
23 GRE Cassander arrives at Peiraeus with a force provided by Antigonus.
+Diod_18.68'1-3; { CAH_7.1'493; Anson_x.}
24 << Deinarchus becomes an influential speaker at Athens.
* Read Plutarch's account
DionHal:Din_2; Plut:Mor_850'C; { Soon after the death of Antipater.}
25 EXT ?? Eudamus murders Porus.
~Diod_19.4'8; { This happened at some unspecified time before the arrival of Eumenes in the Eastern provinces.}
26 ASI ?? Anaxarchus falls into a swamp, but Pyrrhon refuses to help him.
DiogLaert_9'63.
27 CYR ?? The philosopher Anaxarchus is captured and cruelly put to death by Nicocreon.
* Read Diogenes' account
Cic:ND_3'82; Ovid:Ib_569-570; ValMax_3.3e'4;L  Plin:HN_7'87;L  Plut:Mor_449'E; Tert:Apol_50'6; ClemAl:Strom_4'8; DiogLaert_9'59-60; { Probably only a few years after the death of Alexander.}
28 ITA Teanum and Canusium surrender to the Romans.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.10'2; +Liv_9.20'4; { CAH_7.2'371.}
29 GRE Cassander attacks the island of Salamis, but is forced back by Polyperchon.
+Diod_18.69'1-2.
30 PEL Polyperchon fails to capture Megalopolis.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_18.68'3, 69'3-72'1; Polyaen_4.14'1.
31 PHO Eumenes attempts to gain control of Phoenicia.
+Diod_18.63'6; { CAH_7.1'45; Anson_x.}
32 AEG Nicanor suffers an initial defeat, but by the intervention of Antigonus completely overwhelms the fleet of Polyperchon in the Hellespont.
* Read Diodorus' account
@  (?) OGIS_4.A'23-25; +MarmPar_B'13; +Diod_18.72'2-9; Polyaen_4.6'8; Trog:Prol_14; { ~CAH_7.1'44; Errington_p26=317; Anson_xi=317.}
33 CIL Antigonus sends a force through Cilicia to attack Eumenes.
+Diod_18.73'1.
34 A squadron of Phoenician ships surrenders to Antigonus' fleet at Rhossus.
Polyaen_4.6'9; { This was shortly after Antigonus' victory at the Hellespont.}
35 MES {Sept./Oct.} Seleucus forces the Babylonians to pay for the upkeep of his army.
+BabylChron_3'O29-31.
36 ASI {Dius -M} Document: Inscr_77, a decree of the city of Coaranza in Caria.
37 GRE {end of Maemacterion -G = December} Document: Syll_317, an Athenian decree in honour of Euphron of Sicyon. { Errington_p25.}
38 ITA >> The Romans intervene in civil discord in Capua.
+Liv_9.20'5; { Green_685.}
39 ROM >> Two new Roman tribes are created, Ufentina and Falerna.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.10'2; +Liv_9.20'6; { CAH_7.2'371.}

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