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315 B.C. Olympiad 116.2


Consuls: L. Papirius Sp.f. Cursor (IV), Q. Publilius Q.f. Philo (IV)
Athenian archon: Praxibulus

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1 GRE << The Thebans demand repayment of an old loan made to the Thessalians.
Quint_5.10'111-118.
2 MES << Seleucus is visited by Antigonus at Babylon.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.55'1-3; Appian:Syr_53'a-b.
3 ++ Seleucus wins the support of his subjects by his conduct as satrap of Babylonia.
+Diod_19.91'2.
4 EGY Seleucus takes refuge with Ptolemaeus, in anticipation of an attack by Antigonus.
* Read Diodorus' account
BabylChron_BM.35920; +Diod_19.55'4-56'1, 86'4; Appian:Syr_53'b; Paus_1.6'4; Liban:Or_11'77-78, '80-82; {CAH_7.1'46; Errington_p29.}
5 Seleucus attempts to organize a coalition against Antigonus in the west.
+Diod_19.56'1-4.
6 ITA Q.Aulius, the Roman magister equitum, is killed in fighting near Saticula.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.22'1-10; +FastCap_p46.
7 MAC << Cassander founds the city of Thessalonice.
* Read Strabo's account
~FGrH_155.2'4; Strab_7.fr'21,(7.12)  '24;(7.12)  Julian:Or_3.107'D; Malal_190; Suda_Th'260; {CAH_7.1'494; Errington_p28.}
8 GRE << The "floruit" of Menedemus.
+Hieron:Chron_1701.
9 ASI << The birth of the philosopher Arcesilaus.
~DiogLaert_4'44; {OCD_a; Green_606.}
10 PON ++ Dionysius Metathemenos as a pupil of Heracleides.
* Read Diogenes' account
DiogLaert_5'92-93, 7'166; Suda_P'449.
11 ?? The death of the philosopher Heracleides Ponticus.
* Read Diogenes' account
DiogLaert_5'90-91; Suda_H'461; {~OCD_h.}
12 SYR Antigonus rejects an ultimatum from Ptolemaeus, Seleucus, and Cassander.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.57'1-5; Appian:Syr_53'c; Just_15.1'1-5; Oros_3.23'33-35;L  {CAH_7.1'494; Errington_p29.}
13 PHO >> Antigonus builds a new navy in Phoenicia.
+Diod_19.58'1-6; {Errington_p29=315/4; Green_23=314.}
14 PAL Antigonus expels Ptolemaeus' garrisons from Joppa and Gaza.
* Read Diodorus' account
@  (?) SIG_409'7-9; +Diod_19.59'1-3; Appian:Syr_53'c-d; {~CAH_7.1'46; for possible Athenian support of Antigonus, see T.L.Shear, "Kallias of Sphettos", p.9.}
15 PEL Aristodemus is sent by Antigonus to the Peloponnese, and gives help to Polyperchon.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.60'1, 63'1-3; {~CAH_7.1'47; Errington_p19=315/4; Green_686=314.}
16 ASI Ptolemaeus, the general of Antigonus, frees Chalcedon from a siege by Zipoetes of Bithynia.
+Diod_19.60'2-4; Plut:Mor_302'E-303'A.(49) 
17 ETR The Samnites capture Plistica, and the Romans capture Saticula.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.72'3-4; +Liv_9.22'11; {CAH_7.2'372.}
18 PEL Cassander invades the Peloponnese.
+Diod_19.63'4-64'1.
19 SIC Agathocles attacks Messene.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.65'1-6; Polyaen_5.15'1; {CAH_7.1'390.}
20 PHO Antigonus declares Cassander a public enemy, and promises freedom to the Greek states; then he starts to besiege Tyre.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.61'1-5, 66'3; {CAH_7.1'47; Errington_p30-31=314; Green_24=314/3.}
21 ETR Roman colonists are massacred at Sora, which defects to the Samnites.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.72'3; +Liv_9.23'2; {CAH_7.2'662.}
22 PEL Alexander is persuaded to change sides by Cassander.
+Diod_19.64'2-5; {Errington_p32=313; Green_27.}
23 ETR The Samnites defeat the Romans at Lautulae.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_19.72'5-8; +Liv_9.23'1-6; {CAH_7.2'372.}
24 The dictator Q.Fabius defeats the Samnites near Sora.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_9.23'7-17; Frontin:Str_1.11'21.
25 ETR Fabius punishes the soldiers who were defeated by the Samnites.
Frontin:Str_4.1'35.
26 EGY Ptolemaeus sends out Myrmidon, Polycleitus, Menelaus, and Seleucus to attack Antigonus in different areas.
+Diod_19.62'1-9.
27 CIL Polycleitus defeats Theodotus, the admiral of Antigonus, near Aphrodisias.
+Diod_19.64'5-8.
28 ETR The land round Ardea in Latium is laid waste by the Samnites.
* Read Strabo's account
Strab_5.232'd,(3.5)  249'c;(4.11)  {CAH_7.2'372.}
29 AEG ?? A remark of Aeschines about a speech of Demosthenes: "What if you had heard the beast himself?".
* Read Plutarch's account
ValMax_8.10e'1;L  Plin:HN_7'110;L  Quint_11.3'7; Plinius:Ep_2.3'10; Plut:Mor_840'D-E.
30 ?? Aeschines introduces the study of rhetoric at Rhodes.
* Read Plutarch's account
Quint_12.10'19; Plut:Mor_840'D-E; Suda_Ai'348.
31 ++ A description of a statue of Aeschines.
AnthPal_2'13-16.
32 << The death of Aeschines, at Samos.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Mor_840'E; Suda_Ai'347; {CAH_7.1'494; OCD_a.}
33 PEL ?? Chares learns the art of sculpture as a pupil of Lysippus.
[Cic]:RhetHer_4'9.
34 ?? Lysippus acknowledges the "Doryphoros" of Polycleitus as his model in sculpture.
Cic:Brut_296.
35 ++ General comments on the art and character of Lysippus.
Petron:Sat_88'b; Plin:HN_34'37,L  '61-65;L  Lucian:JTrag_9; {~CAH_6'659; OCD_l.}
36 ?? Lysistratus the brother of Lysippus develops a technique of taking plaster casts from living faces and from statues.
Plin:HN_35'153.L 

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