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.
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; { 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;'1;(7.12)  Plin:HN_4'48; 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.
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; { 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; { 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.
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.
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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