The Siege of Athens lasted through 287 when
the city was put under siege by King Demetrius I of Macedon. Athens revolted in
that year against Demetrius' rule and elected Olympiodorus as strategos.
Olympiodorus raised a force among the Athenian citizens, including old men and
children, and attacked the Macedonian garrison that had retreated to the fort
at the Museum hill which he took with the loss of just 13 of his men. On
receiving news of the revolt Demetrius gathered forces from the cities he still
held and put Athens under siege. The Athenians sent the philosopher Crates to
negotiate with Demetrius. In the treaty signed Demetrius received some
fortresses in Attica but Athens was freed from a Macedonian garrison.