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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 280s BC  270s BC  260s BC  – 250s BC –  240s BC  230s BC  220s BC
Years: 253 BC 252 BC 251 BC250 BC249 BC 248 BC 247 BC
250 BC by topic
State leaders – Sovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments – Disestablishments
Germanic tribes in Europe in 250 BC (red, orange and yellow).
250 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 250 BC
Ab urbe condita 504
Armenian calendar N/A
Bahá'í calendar -2093 – -2092
Bengali calendar -842
Berber calendar 701
Buddhist calendar 295
Burmese calendar -887
Byzantine calendar 5259 – 5260
Chinese calendar [[Sexagenary cycle|]]年
— to —
[[Sexagenary cycle|]]年
Coptic calendar -533 – -532
Ethiopian calendar -257 – -256
Hebrew calendar 3511 – 3512
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat -194 – -193
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2852 – 2853
Holocene calendar 9751
Iranian calendar 871 BP – 870 BP
Islamic calendar 898 BH – 897 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2084
Thai solar calendar 294



By place


  • Ptolemy II encourages the Jewish residents of Alexandria to have their Bible translated into Greek. Because around seventy translators are used to achieve this, the translation is known as the Septuagint.
  • Following the death of the King of Cyrene, Magas, Queen Apama, Magas' widow, and Antigonus II arrange the marriage of Antigonus' half-brother Demetrius the Fair to Berenice of Cyrene, daughter of Magas and Apama. However, when Demetrius the Fair arrives, Apama becomes his lover. In response, Berenice leads an uprising in which Demetrius is killed in Apama's bedroom.

Roman Republic

  • In the Punic War, the Romans shift their attention to the southwest of Sicily. They send a naval expedition toward the Carthaginian city of Lilybaeum. En route, the Romans seize and burn the Carthaginian held cities of Selinous and Heraclea Minoa. The Romans then begin the siege of Lilybaeum.
  • According to tradition (Horace, Odes, iii. 5), after the defeat of the Carthaginians at the Battle of Panormus, the Carthaginians release Marcus Atilius Regulus from prison and he is sent to Rome on parole to negotiate a peace or an exchange of prisoners. However, on his arrival, he strongly urges the Roman Senate to refuse both proposals and continue fighting. He then honours his parole by returning to Carthage where he is executed by being placed in a spiked barrel, which is then let roll down a hill.






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