281 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 310s BC  300s BC  290s BC  – 280s BC –  270s BC  260s BC  250s BC
Years: 284 BC 283 BC 282 BC281 BC280 BC 279 BC 278 BC
281 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 281 BC
Ab urbe condita 473
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4470
Bahá'í calendar −2124 – −2123
Bengali calendar −873
Berber calendar 670
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 264
Burmese calendar −918
Byzantine calendar 5228–5229
Chinese calendar 己卯(Earth Rabbit)
2416 or 2356
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
2417 or 2357
Coptic calendar −564 – −563
Discordian calendar 886
Ethiopian calendar −288 – −287
Hebrew calendar 3480–3481
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −224 – −223
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2821–2822
Holocene calendar 9720
Igbo calendar −1280 – −1279
Iranian calendar 902 BP – 901 BP
Islamic calendar 930 BH – 929 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2053
Minguo calendar 2192 before ROC
民前2192年
Thai solar calendar 263

Year 281 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Barbula and Philippus (or, less frequently, year 473 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 281 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

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Asia Minor[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Seleucus takes over Thrace and then tries to seize Macedonia. However, he falls into a trap near Lysimachia, Thrace, set by Ptolemy Keraunos, one of the sons of Ptolemy I and Arsinoe II's half brother, who murders Seleucus and takes Macedonia for himself.
  • Cineas, a Thessalian serving as chief adviser to King Pyrrhus of Epirus, after visiting Rome attempts, without success, to dissuade Pyrrhus from invading southern Italy.

Seleucid Empire[edit]


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