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324 B.C. Olympiad 114.1


Roman dictator: L. Papirius Cursor
Athenian archon: Hegesias
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Micinas of Rhodes

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1 GRE {? January} Document: IG_2³.367 (Syll_304), an Athenian decree in honour of Heracleides of Samos.
2 THR << The army of Zopyrion is destroyed by storms.
~Curt_10.1'43-45; { CAH_6'843?326; Justinus gives a different date for the death of Zopyrion (331/0 B.C.).}
3 EXT << Nearchus, the commander of the fleet, meets Alexander in Carmania.
* Read Arrian's account
Diod_17.106'4-107'1; Curt_10.1'10-16; Plin:HN_6'100;L  Plut:Alex_68'1-5; Arrian:Anab_6.28'5-7, :Ind_34'1-36'9; { CAH_6'838; OCD_a.}
4 PER Alexander visits the tomb of Cyrus.
* Read Curtius' account
Curt_10.1'22-42; Plut:Alex_69'3-5; Arrian:Anab_6.29'3-5.
5 Alexander appoints Peucestas to be satrap of Persia.
* Read Arrian's account
Diod_19.14'5, 15'1; Arrian:Anab_6.30'1-3; { OCD_p=325/4.}
6 Calanus, an Indian sage accompanying Alexander, commits suicide.
* Read Arrian's account
Cic:Div_1'47,L  :Tusc_2'52;L  Diod_17.107'1-6; Strab_15'715,(1.64)  '717-718;(1.68)  ValMax_1.8e'10;L  Plut:Alex_69'6-70'2; +Arrian:Anab_7.2'4-3'6, 18'6; Athen_10.437'a-b.
7 Nearchus leads the Macedonian fleet back to Susa.
Plin:HN_6'134;L  Arrian:Ind_37'1-42'10.
8 Alexander punishes Abulites and Oxathres for the crimes they committed while governing Susa.
Plut:Alex_68'6-7; +Arrian:Anab_7.4'1-3.
9 Alexander marries Stateira at a mass wedding of his officers in Susa.
* Read Arrian's account
Diod_17.107'6; Curt_10.5'20; Plut:Alex_70'3, :Eum_1'7, :Mor_329'E-F; +Arrian:Anab_7.4'4-8; Athen_12.538'b-539'a; Aelian:VH_8'7; Just_12.10'9-10; Malal_198; { CAH_6'840; OCD_a.}
10 GRE ?? Lycurgus rescues Xenocrates, who has been arrested for not paying taxes.
Plut:Flam_12'4, :Mor_842'B.
11 << The death of Lycurgus.
Plut:Mor_842'E-F; { CAH_6'850; OCD_l.}
12 ++ General comments on the achievements of Lycurgus, and his management of the Athenian economy.
Plut:Mor_843'C-F; Paus_1.29'15-16.
13 ?? Phocion refuses to accept a gift of money from Alexander.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Phoc_18'1-8, 30'1, :Mor_188'D; Aelian:VH_1'25, 11'9.
14 MES ?? Harpalus attempts to propagate Greek plants in Mesopotamia and Media.
Plin:HN_16'144;L  Plut:Mor_648'C, 649'E.
15 GRE ?? Harpalus constructs a magnificent funerary monument for Pythionicē in Attica.
* Read Athenaeus' account
Diod_17.108'5; Plut:Phoc_22'1-3; Paus_1.37'5; Athen_13.594'd-595'c.
16 MES ?? Harpalus summons Glycera to be his mistress, after the death of Pythionicē.
Athen_13.586'c-d, 595'd-596'b.
17 PER Alexander cancels the debts of his soldiers, and gives awards for bravery.
* Read Arrian's account
+Diod_17.109'2; Curt_10.2'9-11; Plut:Alex_70'3-6; +Arrian:Anab_7.5'1-6; Just_12.11'1-3.
18 ITA << Q.Fabius, the magister equitum, attacks and defeats the Samnites.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_8.30'1-9; ValMax_3.2'9;L  Eutrop_2.8'2-3; [Vict]:VirIll_31'1.L 
19 GRE << Document: IG_2³.370 (Syll_305), an Athenian decree about a proposed colony in the Adriatic.
Hyper:Fr_8; (?) Dinarch:Fr_6.
20 PEL Alexander commands that all Greek exiles should be allowed to return home.
* Read Diodorus' account
Hyper_5.4'19; +Diod_17.109'1, 18.8'2-7; Curt_10.2'4-7; Just_13.5'1-7; { CAH_6'855; Errington_p1.}
21 Demosthenes attends the Olympic games as an envoy of the Athenians.
Dinarch:Or_1'81-82, '103; Plut:Dem_9'1-2; { CAH_6'857; OCD_d.}
22 Aëtion exhibits a painting of the marriage of Alexander and Roxane at the Olympic games.
Lucian:Herod_4-7, :Im_7; { the marriage took place in 327 B.C.}
23 PER Alexander receives a group of 30,000 Persian youths, dressed in Macedonian fashion.
* Read Arrian's account
Diod_17.108'1-3; Plut:Alex_71'1; +Arrian:Anab_7.6'1-7'7.
24 GRE Harpalus arrives in Athens with a large amount of money; he is later put in prison, but escapes.
* Read Plutarch's account
Dinarch:Or_1'68, '89, '112, 2'4-5, 3'1; Hyper_5.1'2, 3'8-12, 4'18-19, 6'24-25; Diod_17.108'6-7; Curt_10.2'1-3; Plut:Phoc_23'1-5, :Dem_25'1-6, :Mor_814'B, 846'A-B; Paus_1.37'5, 2.33'3-5; Athen_6.245'f-246'a; { CAH_6'856-7; OCD_h.}
25 ITA << Sostratus and Heracleides are sent with a Syracusan army to Croton.
Diod_19.3'3-4'1, 10'3; { CAH_7.1'387?325.}
26 MES Mutiny at Opis; Alexander sends the veterans back home.
* Read Arrian's account
+Diod_17.109'1-3, 111'1-2; Curt_10.2'12-4'3; Plut:Alex_71'1-9; Polyaen_4.3'7; +Arrian:Anab_7.8'1-12'7; Just_12.114-12'10; { CAH_6'841.}
27 ITA << The dictator Papirius attempts to punish Q.Fabius for disobeying his commands.
* Read Livy's account
+Liv_8.30'10-35'12, 10.3'8; ValMax_2.7'8;L  Eutrop_2.8'3; [Vict]:VirIll_31'1-2,L  32'1;L  { CAH_7.2'369=325; MRR_1'147-149=325/4.}
28 GRE The Areopagus starts an enquiry into claims that leading Athenians accepted bribes from Harpalus.
* Read Deinarchus' account
Dinarch:Or_1.1'4-8, '11, '15, '45, '53, '61, '84, '86, 3'2; Plut:Phoc_22'4, :Mor_808'A; { CAH_6'857-8.}
29 MES Alexander orders Craterus to give Phocion the revenue from a city in Asia Minor.
* Read Plutarch's account
Sen:Ben_2.16'1-2; Plut:Phoc_18'5; Aelian:VH_1'25.
30 ITA Papirius inflicts another defeat on the Samnites.
+Liv_8.36'1-12.
31 CRE Harpalus is murdered in Crete, and Thibron takes control of his forces.
* Read Diodorus' account
Diod_17.108'8, 18.19'2; Strab_17'837;(3.21)  Curt_10.2'3; Paus_2.33'4-5; Arrian:Fr_9'16; { CAH_6'857; OCD_t.}
32 PER Alexander meets some of the Amazons.
* Read Arrian's account
Diod_17.77'1-3; Strab_11'505;(5.4)  Curt_6.5'24-32; Plut:Alex_46'1-5; +Arrian:Anab_7.13'1-6; Just_12.3'5-7; PsCallisth_3'25-26; { Some writers place this earlier, but it is in any case not historical.}
33 Alexander marches to Ecbatana, where he holds lavish celebrations in honour of Dionysus.
* Read Diodorus' account
+Diod_17.110'4-6; Plut:Eum_2'1-8; +Arrian:Anab_7.13'1, 14'1, '9; Athen_12.538'a-b; { CAH_6'842.}
34 ?? Alexander allows Hephaestion to read one of his private letters.
* Read Plutarch's account
Plut:Alex_39'8, :Mor_332'F-333'A, 340'A.
35 ?? A saying of Alexander about Hephaestion and Craterus.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Diod_17.114'2; Plut:Alex_47'10, :Mor_181'D.
36 The death of Hephaestion, the close friend of Alexander.
* Read Plutarch's account
+Diod_17.110'7-8; Sen:Ep_113'29; Plut:Alex_72'1-8, :Eum_2'9-10, :Pel_34'2; Appian:BCiv_2'152;(↓)  +Arrian:Anab_7.14'1-10, 18'2-3; Lucian:Cal_17-19; Aelian:VH_7'8; Just_12.12'11-12; { CAH_6'842; OCD_h.}
37 PEL Document: BD_4 (Syll_306), a decree of Tegea concerning exiles.
38 AEG Document: BD_5 (OGIS_2), a decree of Mytilene concerning exiles.
39 The descendants of former tyrants seek permission to return to Eresus on the island of Lesbos.
OGIS_8'A.
40 PER Perdiccas, Eumenes and Seleucus are promoted to new posts following the death of Hephaestion.
* Read Nepos' account
Nepos_18.1'6; Diod_18.3'4; Plut:Eum_1'5; Appian:Syr_57; { OCD_p.}

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