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- a Greek island, and its principal city
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Olympic victor in the stadion race: Micinas of Rhodes
xander composes a testament and deposits it on the island of Rhodes.
as, takes his fleet to Tyre, but is defeated in an attack on Rhodes.
dangerous flood at Rhodes.
Aeschines introduces the study of rhetoric at Rhodes.
The start of (?) co-operation between Rhodes and Rome.
Antigonus decides to attack Rhodes.
Demetrius arrives at Rhodes and begins to besiege the city.
in a dream, and advises the Rhodians to appeal to Ptolemy for hel
The Rhodians repel Demetrius' first attack on their harbour.
tigonus attempts to persuade Rhodian expatriates not to return home.
The Rhodians repel another attack by Demetrius, by land and sea; afte
The Rhodians send out ships to attack Demetrius' supply bases, and
ribe Athenagoras, one of the Rhodian commanders, but he attacks and
Supplies from Ptolemy, Cassander, and Lysimachus reach Rhodes.
iolent counter-attack by the Rhodians forces Demetrius to pull back
between Demetrius and the Rhodians, which is followed by another
Demetrius, during which the Rhodian magistrate Damoteles is killed.
agrees to end the siege of Rhodes, through the mediation of the Aet
Demetrius leaves behind his siege engines for the Rhodians to keep.
The Rhodians honour Ptolemy as a god, and give him the title "Sote
the construction of the Colossus of Rhodes, designed by Chares.
OGIS_10, a decree of Ephesus in honour of Nicagoras of Rhodes.
The Colossus of Rhodes is completed, after 12 years.
OGIS_58, a decree of Lissa in honour of Agepolis of Rhodes.
"Argonautica" of Apollonius, written while he was staying in Rhodes.
The Rhodians defeat an Egyptian fleet, led by Chremonides, near
Antiochus and Ptolemy II; Rhodes is reconciled with Ptolemy.
Hannibal "the Rhodian" slips through the Roman blockade and sails int
General remarks on the life of the poet Apollonius of Rhodes.
The Colossus of Rhodes is broken by an earthquake which devastates
Rhodes declares war on Byzantium.
Peace between Rhodes and Byzantium.
Rhodes sends aid to Cnossus.
The Rhodians help Sinope against Mithridates.
ustin_134, a decree of Histiaea in honour of Athenodorus of Rhodes.
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Dorotheus of Rhodes
THI_36, decrees of Rhodes concerning a dispute between Olympichus
eak of war between Crete and Rhodes, allegedly caused by Heracleides,
The fleets of Pergamum and Rhodes are defeated by the Macedonians at
Embassies from Attalus and Rhodes bring charges against Philippus bef
Philippus attacks the Rhodian Peraea and captures Prinassus.
Syll_581, a treaty between Rhodes and Hierapytna in Crete.
The Rhodians defeat Philippus's general Dinocrates near Alabanda.
The Rhodians send an embassy to Antiochus, in an attempt to restrain
Antiochus defeats Rhodes, Samos, Colophon and Phocaea in a naval batt
yll_586, a dedication on Carpathos by Nicagoras, a Rhodian general.
Cleitostratus of Rhodes wins the wrestling contest at the Olympic Gam
Syll_599, the judgement of Rhodian arbitrators in a dispute between
Polyxenidas defeats the Rhodian fleet at Panormus by trickery.
83, decrees of Delos in honour of Epicrates and Anaxibius of Rhodes.
The Rhodians defeat a Syrian fleet led by Hannibal and Apollonius at
The Romans and Rhodians defeat the Syrian fleet under Polyxenidas at
the senate, together with embassies from Antiochus and the Rhodians.
dispute between Rhodes and Lycia over the terms of the Roman settle
Pharnaces, and Philippus, and from Rhodes, Sparta and the Achaeans.
llespont into the Black Sea, but the Rhodians intervene to stop him.
bassy complains to the senate about their treatment by the Rhodians.
improve the status of the Lycians causes consternation at Rhodes.
Embassies from Rhodes, Thessaly, and the Dardani appear before the
The Rhodians suppress resistance in Lycia.
Hagesilochus persuades the Rhodians to declare their support for for
The Romans decline help from Rhodes.
The Rhodians agree to release their Macedonian prisoners for a ransom
embassy from Rhodes tries to maintain friendly relations with Rome
The Rhodians decide to try to mediate between Perseus and the Romans.
ssy led by Popillius goes to Rhodes, and persuades an assembly to con
The Rhodians and other Greek states fail to give full support to the
Rhodian envoys, led by Agepolis, address the senate, and are accused
most outspoken supporters of Perseus at Rhodes, are brought to Rome.
uventius urges the Roman people to declare war against the Rhodians.
The Rhodian envoys address the senate; they are supported by M.Cato.
The Rhodians are relieved to learn that Rome has not declared war on
for the senate to make a decision about the alliance with Rhodes.
The Rhodians send an embassy, led by Aristoteles, but the senate agai
Ti.Gracchus delivers a speech in Greek at Rhodes.
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Leonidas of Rhodes
Embassies from Prusias, Rhodes, and the Achaeans appear before the
enate; the Romans finally agree to renew their alliance with Rhodes.
The Rhodians seize Calynda.
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Leonidas of Rhodes (II)
Eumenes and Demetrius give gifts of grain to the Rhodians.
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Leonidas of Rhodes (III)
Aristomenes of Rhodes is Olympic victor in both the wrestling and the
The Cretans defeat a Rhodian fleet, commanded by Aristocrates.
Rhodian embassy, led by Astymedes, appeals for Roman intervention
The Rhodians make an unsuccessful appeal to the Achaean assembly for
Olympic victor in the stadion race: Leonidas of Rhodes (IV)
Scipio visits Asia and Rhodes, where he meets Panaetius.
its a famous teacher of rhetoric, Apollonius of Alabanda, at Rhodes.
The colossus at Rhodes is toppled by an earthquake.
The Rhodians defeats a fleet sent by Mithridates.
The Rhodians force Mithridates to abandon his attack on their island.
assembles a naval force with the help of Rhodes and other states.
Albinovanus murders the officers of Norbanus, who escapes to Rhodes.
addresses the senate, who restore control of the Caunians to Rhodes.
C.Norbanus commits suicide to avoid capture at Rhodes.
Cicero studies rhetoric under Apollonius Molon in Rhodes.
Caesar takes lessons in rhetoric from Apollonius Molon at Rhodes.
Cilicia, via Athens and Rhodes, where he listens to a lecture
where he honours Theophanes, and Rhodes, where he meets Poseidonius.
summary of the life and writings of Castor of Rhodes.
C.Cassius is taught by Archelaus at Rhodes.
Brutus studies at Rhodes and Athens, where he is taught by Pammenes.
Ptolemy Auletes visits Cato at Rhodes.
The Rhodians renew their treaty of alliance with the Romans.
the philosopher Poseidonius, who spent most of his life in Rhodes.
Jason of Nysa succeeds Poseidonius as head of the school at Rhodes.
near Canopus, despite the death of Euphranor, the Rhodian admiral.
Cassius punishes the inhabitants of Rhodes.
Herodes meets Octavianus in Rhodes, and is forgiven for his previous
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