282 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: 285 BC 284 BC 283 BC282 BC281 BC 280 BC 279 BC
282 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 282 BC
Ab urbe condita 472
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4469
Bahá'í calendar −2125 – −2124
Bengali calendar −874
Berber calendar 669
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 263
Burmese calendar −919
Byzantine calendar 5227–5228
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
2415 or 2355
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2416 or 2356
Coptic calendar −565 – −564
Discordian calendar 885
Ethiopian calendar −289 – −288
Hebrew calendar 3479–3480
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −225 – −224
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2820–2821
Holocene calendar 9719
Igbo calendar −1281 – −1280
Iranian calendar 903 BP – 902 BP
Islamic calendar 931 BH – 930 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2052
Minguo calendar 2193 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 262

Year 282 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Luscinus and Papus (or, less frequently, year 472 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 282 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.


By place[edit]

Asia Minor[edit]

  • The city of Pergamum in Asia Minor ends its allegiance to Lysimachus. Its ruler, Philetaerus, transfers his allegiance, as well as the important fortress of Pergamon and his treasury, to Seleucus, who allows him a far larger measure of independence than he had hitherto enjoyed.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Battle of Populonia is fought between Rome and the Etruscans. The Romans are victorious and, as a result, the Etruscan threat to Rome is sharply diminished.
  • The Magna Graecia city of Thurii appeals to Rome for help against the native Italian tribes. Though the Roman Senate hesitates, the plebeian Assembly decides to respond. Thurii is saved, but Tarentum, jealous of Rome's interference, attacks and sinks some Roman ships entering its harbour. Roman envoys, sent to protest, are mistreated.
  • Rome declares war on Tarentum. King Pyrrhus of Epirus declares his willingness to come to the aid of Tarentum. Tarentum also looks for support from the Samnites and other Italian tribes in southern Italy.