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294 B.C. Olympiad 121.3


Consuls: L. Postumius L.f. Megellus (II), M. Atilius M.f. Regulus
Athenian archon: Olympiodorus

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1 ROM The consuls are given Samnium as their province, but Postumius is kept at Rome by ill health.
+Liv_10.32'1-3.
2 GRE ++ General comments on the tyranny of Lachares.
@  Plut:Mor_1090'E.
3 << Demetrius captures Athens, after it is abandoned by Lachares.
* Read Plutarch's account
Diod_21.9'1; ~Plut:Demetr_33'8-34'7, :Mor_183'B; Paus_1.25'7-8, 29'10; Polyaen_3.7'1; { CAH_7.1'105; Errington_p53.}
4 GRE {9 Elaphebolion -G = April} Document: IG_2³.853, an Athenian decree in honour of Herodorus, a friend of Demetrius.
5 ITA Samnite attack on the camp of the consul Atilius.
+Liv_10.32'3-33'6.
6 MAC << Antipater kills his mother Thessalonice.
* Read Justin's account
~Diod_21.7'1; Plut:Pyrrh_6'3, :Demetr_36'1; Paus_9.7'3; Just_16.1'1-4; [Euseb]:Chron_231;(↓)  Oros_3.23'50;L  { Shortly before the intervention of Pyrrhus and Demetrius in Macedonia.}
7 EPI << Birth of Pyrrhus' son, Ptolemaeus.
~Plut:Pyrrh_6'1.
8 ASI ?? Document: BD_9 (Syll_364), containing measures to mitigate debt at Ephesus as a result of war damage.
9 PEL ?? Leonidas allegedly swears to his father Cleonymus that he will ruin Sparta.
Paus_3.6'7.
10 Demetrius defeats the Spartan king Archidamus near Mantineia, and attacks the city of Sparta.
* Read Polyaenus' account
~Plut:Demetr_35'1-2, '6, (?) :Mor_219'A-B; Paus_1.13'6, 7.8'5; Polyaen_4.7'9-10; { ~CAH_7.1'105.}
11 ITA Postumius joins Atilius in Samnium, and the Samnites retreat before their united army.
+Liv_10.33'7-10.
12 Postumius captures Milionia and Feritrum.
+Liv_10.34'1-3.
13 ROM {1 August -R} Postumius dedicates the temple of Victoria.
* Read Livy's account
CIL_add.7'Aug1, 8'Aug1; +Liv_10.34'4-14; { CAH_7.2'10; OCD_v.}
14 ITA The Romans under Atilius suffer heavy losses in a battle against the Samnites at Luceria.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.35'1-36'15; Frontin:Str_2.8'11, 4.1'29; +Zonar_8'1.(p279) 
15 ETR Samnite raiders are defeated at Interamna.
* Read Livy's account
Ennius:Ann_171; +Liv_10.36'16-19.
16 ETR The chief Etruscan cities agree to a forty years' truce with Rome.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_10.37'1-5, '13-14; { CAH_7.2'380.}
17 ASI Coalition of Lysimachus, Seleucus, and Ptolemy against Demetrius.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Plut:Demetr_35'3-6, :Mor_827'C.
18 MAC Pyrrhus intervenes in Macedonia, to help Alexander against his brother Antipater.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Pyrrh_6'2-9, ~:Demetr_36'1-2; { CAH_7.1'107, 72'461.}
19 Demetrius murders Alexander, expels Antipater, and becomes king of Macedonia.
* Read Plutarch's account
~Diod_21.7'1; Plut:Pyrrh_7'1-2, ~:Demetr_36'1-37'4, :Ant_92'4, :Mor_530'C; Paus_1.10'1, 36'6, 9.7'3; Just_16.1'5-18; Trog:Prol_16; [Euseb]:Chron_231,(↓)  +-233,(↓)  241, 245;(↓)  +Hieron:Chron_1723; Oros_3.23'51-52;L  ExcBarb_44A; { CAH_7.1'105; Errington_p54.}
20 ITA The Bruttii defeat the garrison left behind by Agathocles.
~Diod_21.8'1; { ~CAH_7.1'407.}

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