285 B.C. Olympiad 123.4

Consuls: C. Claudius M.f. Canina, M. Aemilius Lepidus
Athenian archon: Diotimus

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1 PEL ++ The policy of Demetrius towards the Greek states.
* Read Polybius' account
Polyb_2.41'10, 9.29'5-6; Plut:Demetr_42'1-3, :Mor_233'E, 338'A, 511'A; DiogLaert_2'143.
2 ?? Demetrius is advised not to build a canal across the Corinthian Isthmus.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_1'54;(3.11)  Plin:HN_4'10.
3 ?? Demetrius complains to the Romans about the activities of Italian pirates.
4 << Demochares is sent as an ambassador to ask Lysimachus for financial suppoert.
Plut:Mor_851'E; { See T.L.Shear, "Kallias of Sphettos", p.81.}
4a ?? A bodyguard of Demetrius is killed after entering the oracle of Trophonius.
5 ?? Cynaethus indulges in absurd flattery of Demetrius.
6 SYR << Seleucus captures Demetrius.
* Read Plutarch's account
Nepos_21.3'3; ~Plut:Demetr_48'5-50'5, :Ant_93'1-3; Paus_1.16'1, 6.15'7, 16'2; (?) Polyaen_4.9'2, '3, '5; Just_16.2'6; +[Euseb]:Chron_247,(↓)  261;(↓)  ChronSynt_91;(↓)  { CAH_7.1'108; Errington_p58.}
7 Seleucus puts Demetrius under a strong armed guard.
7a GRE {30 Elaphebolion - G = April} Document: IG_2³.866 & 867, Athenian decrees in honour of two friends of king Lysimachus.
7b << Document: IG_2³.868, an Athenian decree in honour of Philocles, the king of Sidon.
8 ?? Crates persuades Metrocles to become his follower.
Teles_40-41; DiogLaert_6'94.
9 ?? The married life of Crates and Hipparchia.
* Read Diogenes' account
AnthPal_7.413<q" AntipSid>; Apul:Flor_14; ClemAl:Strom_4'19;(↓)  DiogLaert_6'88-89, '96-98; Suda_A'1981, I'517, K'2341, Th'150.
10 ?? Sayings of Crates, addressed to Menedemus, Nicodromus, and others.
* Read Diogenes' account
Teles_38; DiogLaert_2'131, 6'89-92.
11 ++ General comments on the character and philosophy of Crates.
* Read Quintilian's account
Quint_1.9'5; Plut:Mor_466'E; Alciphr_3'44; Apul:Flor_22; DiogLaert_6'86; Julian:Or_6.201'B-C.
12 ?? The death of the Cynic philosopher Crates.
DiogLaert_6'92; { OCD_c.}
13 EGY << The official entry of the god Sarapis into Alexandria.
* Read Tacitus' account
Tac:Hist_4'83-84; Plut:Mor_361'F-362'A, 984'A-B; Paus_1.18'4; ClemAl:Protr_4'42<q"(↓)  Athenodor>; +Hieron:Chron_1731; Macrob:Sat_1.7'14-15;L  Malal_192.
14 ASI << Document: OGIS_11 & RC_6, a decree of Priene in honour of Lysimachus, and a letter of Lysimachus in reply.
15 SYR Seleucus rejects Lysimachus' advice that Demetrius should be put to death.
16 MAC Lysimachus expels Pyrrhus from Macedonia.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Pyrrh_12'9-13'2; Paus_1.10'2, 11'6; ~Just_23.4'9-11; [Euseb]:Chron_241,(↓)  245;(↓)  !Hieron:Chron_1730; { CAH_7.1'111; CAH_7.2'462=284; Errington_p59.}
17 AEG Demetrius hands over control of his remaining possessions to Antigonus.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Demetr_51'1-4, :Mor_183'C.
17a GRE With the help of Lysimachus, Xanthippus liberates Elateia from Antigonus.
Syll_361'C; { Tarn, Antigonos Gonatas, p118.}
18 IT+ The Romans are involved in fighting against the Lucanians and the inhabitants of Vulsinii.
19 ROM The inhabitants of Thurii give a statue and a golden crown to the tribune C.Aelius in recognition of his help in protecting them from the Lucanians.
Plin:HN_34'32; { CAH_7.2'450; Green_692.}
20 EGY ?? Philetas of Cos and Straton of Lampsacus act as tutors of Ptolemy II.
* Read Diogenes' account
DiogLaert_5'58; Suda_Ph'332, S'1186.
21 {December ?} Ptolemy II becomes co-regent with his father.
* Read Justin's account
SelPap_1.31'11-12, 1.72'1; +AstrCan_3; Nepos_21.3'4; Plut:Mor_341'A; Appian:BCiv_1'103; Paus_1.6'8; Lucian:Macr_12; DiogLaert_5'78, '79; ~Just_16.2'7-9; Trog:Prol_16; [Euseb]:Chron_127,(↓)  ~161, 169;(↓)  { CAH_7.1'413; Errington_p60; Bennett=284.}

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