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Aristolaus a painter, the son and scholar of Pausias. [PAUSIAS.] He flourished therefore about Ol. 118, B. C. 308. Pliny (35.11. s. 40) mentions several of his works, and characterises his style as in the highest degree severe. [C.P.M]
BOMILCAR *Bomi/lkas, (*Boami/lkas). 1. A commander of the Carthaginians against Agathocles, when the latter invaded Africa, B. C. 310. In the first battle with the invaders, Bomilcar, his colleague Hanno having fallen, betrayed the fortune of the day to the enemy, with the view, according to Diodorus, of humbling the spirit of his countrymen, and so making himself tyrant of Carthage. (Diod. 20.10,12; comp. Arist. Polit. 5.11, ed. Bekk.) Two years after this, B. C. 308, after many delays and misgivings, he attempted to seize the government with the aid of 500 citizens and a number of mercenaries; but his followers were induced to desert him by promises of pardon, and he himself was taken and crucified. (Diod. 20.43, 44; Justin, 22.7.)
gonus, he had put forward as a claimant to the crown; but, being a man apparently with all the unscrupulous cruelty of Cassander without his talent and decision, he was bribed by the latter, who promised him among other things the government of the Peloponnesus, to murder the young prince and his mother, B. C. 309. [BARSINE, No. 1.] At this time the only places held by Cassander in Greece were Athens, Corinth, and Sicyon, the two latter of which were betrayed to Ptolemy by Cratesipolis, in B. C. 308; and in 307, Athens was recovered by Demetrius, the son of Antigonus, from Demetrius the Phalerean, who had held it for Cassander from B. C. 313, with the specious title of " Guardian" (e)pimelhth/s). In B. C. 306, when Antigonus, Lysimachus, and Ptolemy took the name of king, Cassander was saluted with the same title by his subjects, though according to Plutarch (Plut. Demetr. 18) he did not assume it himself in his letters. During the siege of Rhodes by Demetrius in 305, Cassander sent s
er beauty, talents, and energy. On the murder of her husband at Sicyon, in B. C. 314 [see p. 126a], she kept together his forces, with whom her kindness to the men had made her extremely popular, and when the Sicyonians, hoping for an easy conquest over a woman, rose against the garrison for the purpose of establishing an independent government, she quelled the sedition, and, leaving crucified thirty of the popular leaders, held the town firmly in subjection for Cassander. [See p. 620.] In B. C. 308, however, she was induced by Ptolemy Lagi to betray Corinth and Sicyon to him, these being the only places, except Athens, yet possessed by Cassander in Greece. Cratesipolis was at Corinth at the time, and, as her troops would not have consented to the surrender, she introduced a body of Ptolemy's forces into the town, pretending that they were a reinforcement which she had sent for from Sicyon. She then withdrew to Patrae in Achaia, where she was living, when, in the following year (B. C.
Diodo'rus 10. Surnamed PERIEGETES, was probably a native of Athens, and wrote on topographical and geographical subjects. He lived at the time of and after Alexander the Great; for it is clear, from some fragments of his works, that he wrote at the time when Athens had only twelve phylae, that is, previous to B. C. 308; and Athenaeus (xiii. p. 521) states, that Diodorus was acquainted with the rhetorician Anaximenes. Works We know only of two works of Diodorus Periegetes, viz. 1. *Peri\ dh/mwn This work is frequently quoted by Harpocration and Stephanus of Byzantium, and from which a considerable number of statements are preserved in consequence. 2. *Peri\ mnhma/twn, or on monuments (Plut. Themist. 32, comp. Thes. 36, Cim. 16, Vit. X Orat. p. 849; Athen. 13.591.) On Miletus(?) It is not impossible that he may also be the author of a work on Miletus (peri\ *Milh/ton su/ggramma, Schol. ad Plut. Menex. p. 380; comp. Preller, Polemon. Fragm. p. 170, &c)
Leo'nidas 5. A general of Ptolemy Soter, who sent him in B. C. 310 to dislodge from the maritime towns of Cilicia the garrisons of Antigonus, which, it was alleged, the treaty of the preceding year required him to withdraw. Leonidas was successful at first, but Demetrius Poliorcetes, arriving soon after, defeated him and regained the towns (Diod. 20.19). Suidas tells us (s. v. *Dhmh/trios (o *)Antigo/nou) that Ptolemy, after having restored freedom to the Greek cities, left Leonidas in Greece as governor. He may perhaps be referring to Ptolemy's expedition to Greece in B. C. 308, with the professed object of vindicating the liberty of the several states there (see Diod. 20.37; Plut. Dem. 15), and the name Leonidas may be intended for Cleonidas. But the whole statement in Suidas is singularly confused. [E.E]
step-son of Ptolemy Soter, being the offspring of the accomplished Berenice by a former marriage. His father's name was Philip: he is termed by Pausanias (1.7.1) a Macedonian of obscure and ignoble birth, but Droysen regards him as the same with the Philip, son of Amyntas, who is frequently mentioned as commanding one division of the phalanx in the wars of Alexander. Magas seems to have accompanied his mother to Egypt, where he soon rose to a high place in the favour of Ptolemy, so that in B. C. 308 he was appointed by that monarch to the command of the expedition destined for the recovery of Cyrene after the death of Ophellas. [OPHELLAS.] The enterprise was completely successful, and Magas obtained from his step-father the government of the province thus re-united to Egypt, which he continued to hold without interruption from thenceforth till the day of his death, an interval of not less than fifty years. (Paus. 1.6.8; Agatharchides, apud Athen. xii. p. 550 b.) Of the transactions of
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e in moody silence, obeyed it in the solitude of midnight, and when, next morning, the envoys thanked him for preferring the public good to his private enmity, he dismissed them without reply. A triumph de Etrusceis recompensed this campaign. (Liv. 9.33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40; Dio Cass. Fr. 35; Fasti.) According to the Fasti a year intervened between the second and third consulates of Fabius; but Livy (9.41 ) and Diodorus (20.37) make them immediately succeed one another. Fabius, as consul in B. C. 308, had Samnium for his province. He quelled a revolt of the Marsians, the Pelignians, and Hernicans; recovered Nuceria Alfaterna in Campania, which seven years before had joined the Samnite league; and was able, before the expiration of his office, to leave his province and hasten into Umbria. He is said to have defeated the Umbrians at Mevania, but no triumph followed either this Samnite or Umbrian campaign. llis command in Samnium, with the title of proconsul, was continued during B. C. 30
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Ma'ximus, Vale'rius 4. M. Valerius Maximus, M. F. M. N., was four times praetor and consul in B. C. 312. His province was Samnium, and it afforded him a De Samlnitibus Soraneisque (Fasti). He was legatus to the dictator, Papirius Cursor, in B. C. 308, and censor iln B. C. 307, when he extended or improved the roads through the demesne lands. (Liv. 9.29, 40, 41, 43.)
n independent state. The continual wars in which Ptolemy was engaged against Antigonus, and the natural difficulties of assailing Cyrene, secured him against invasion ; and he appears to have continued in undisputed possession of the country for near five years. (Paus. 1.6.8; Droysen, Hellenism. vol. i. pp. 414, 417.) The power to which Ophellas had thus attained, and the strong mercenary force which he was able to bring into the field, caused Aoaltholcles, during his expedition in Africa (B. C. 308) to turn his attention towards the new ruler of Cvrene as likely to prove an useful ally against the Carthaginians. In order to gain him over he promised to cede to him whatever conquests their corlmbined forces might make in Africa, reserving to himself only the possession of Sicily. The ambition of Ophellas was thus aroused : he put himself at the head of a powerful army, and notwithstanding all the natural obstacles which presented themselves on his route, succeeded in reaching the Cart
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