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308 B.C. Olympiad 118.1


Consuls: P. Decius P.f. Mus (II), Q. Fabius M.f. Maximus Rullianus (III)
Athenian archon: Caerimus ( Charinus )
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Apollonides of Tegea (( called Andromenes of Corinth by Eusebius - but see 304 B.C. ))

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1 AFR Agathocles founds the city of Aspis as a naval base.
Strab_17'834.(3.16) 
2 GRE {Elaphebolion -G = March/April} Document: Castorion_2, a poem recited at the Dionysia in honour of Demetrius of Phalerum when he was archon.
Athen_12.542'e; { for Demetrius as archon see eg. Diod.20.27'1.}
3 AFR Ophellas, the Macedonian governor of Cyrene, brings an army to help Agathocles in the war against Carthage.
* Read Diodorus' account
+MarmPar_B'19; +Diod_20.40'1-42'3; Just_22.7'4-5; Oros_4.6'29;L  { CAH_7.1'397; Hölbl_p20.}
4 AEG The birth of Ptolemy II, on the island of Cos.
* Read MarmorParium's account
Theoc_17'56-76; +MarmPar_B'19; { OCD_p; Green_86=309.}
5 ASI << Cleopatra, the daughter of Philippus, is killed at Sardis.
* Read Diodorus' account
+MarmPar_B'19; +Diod_20.37'3-6; { Green_59.}
6 THR << The foundation of the city of Lysimacheia.
* Read Pausanias' account
+MarmPar_B'19; +Diod_20.29'1; Strab_7.fr'1;(7.12)  Plin:HN_4'48;L  Flor_1.24'7; Paus_1.9'8; Just_17.1'2; [Vict]:VirIll_54'1;L  Hieron:Chron_1711; { CAH_7.1'110; Errington_p40.}
7 PEL ?? The death of Acrotatus, son of Cleomenes (? = grandson of Gyrtias).
* Read Pausanias' account
Plut:Mor_240'E-F; Paus_3.6'2.
8 A saying of Cleomenes II, about some fighting cocks.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mor_191'E, 224'C.
9 << Areus succeeds Cleomenes II as king of Sparta.
* Read Pausanias' account
Diod_15.60'4, +20.29'1; Plut:Agis_3'6; Paus_1.13'5, 3.6'2-3; { OCD_a; Green_687.}
10 { July } Antenor of Athens wins the pancration at the Olympic games, and at all the other games.
+[Euseb]:Chron_205.(↓) 
11 ITA The Romans join with the Marsi to fight against the Samnites, and capture Nuceria.
* Read Livy's account
+Diod_20.44'8; +Liv_9.41'1-4; Suet:Vit_1'3.
12 ETR A year's truce between the Romans and Etruscans.
* Read Livy's account
+Diod_20.44'9; +Liv_9.41'5-7; { CAH_7.2'374.}
13 AFR Agathocles murders Ophellas and wins over his army.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.42'3-5, 70'3; Plut:Demetr_14'1; Polyaen_5.3'4; Just_22.7'5-6; Oros_4.6'30;L  { CAH_7.1'397; Hölbl_p20.}
14 Bomilcar is put to death after he fails to gain power in an armed uprising at Carthage.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.43'1-44'6; Just_22.7'7-11; Oros_4.6'32;L  { CAH_7.1'397-398.}
15 PEL Ptolemy sails to Greece and captures Corinth, but leaves again after coming to an agreement with Cassander.
* Read Diodorus' account
Syll_390'11-16<t=B  Austin_256>; +Diod_20.37'1-2; Polyaen_8.58'1; { Errington_p41-42; Hölbl_p19.}
16 Ptolemy asks the philosopher Stilpon to leave Megara and come to Egypt with him, but Stilpon refuses.
DiogLaert_2'115.
17 ETR Fabius defeats the Umbrians at Mevania.
+Liv_9.41'8-20; { CAH_7.2'663.}
18 ROM Ap.Claudius is forced to resign after remaining as censor for five years.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.42'3; [Vict]:VirIll_34'8;L  { CAH_7.2'396.}
19 AFR Agathocles sends home the booty he has gathered in his African campaign.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_20.44'7; Silius_14'651-652.L 
20 EGY Ptolemy holds a feast to celebrate his return to Egypt.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Athen_3.100'f, 101'f, ~6.244'b-d.

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