283 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: 286 BC 285 BC 284 BC283 BC282 BC 281 BC 280 BC
283 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 283 BC
Ab urbe condita 471
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 41
- Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus, 1
Ancient Greek era 124th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar 4468
Bengali calendar −875
Berber calendar 668
Buddhist calendar 262
Burmese calendar −920
Byzantine calendar 5226–5227
Chinese calendar 丁丑(Fire Ox)
2414 or 2354
    — to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
2415 or 2355
Coptic calendar −566 – −565
Discordian calendar 884
Ethiopian calendar −290 – −289
Hebrew calendar 3478–3479
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −226 – −225
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2819–2820
Holocene calendar 9718
Iranian calendar 904 BP – 903 BP
Islamic calendar 932 BH – 931 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2051
Minguo calendar 2194 before ROC
Seleucid era 29/30 AG
Thai solar calendar 260–261

Year 283 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Dolabella and Maximus (or, less frequently, year 471 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 283 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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Roman Republic[edit]


  • The canal from the Nile River to the Red Sea, initially started but not completed by the Egyptian pharaoh Necho II and repaired by the Persian king Darius I, is again repaired and made operational by Ptolemy II.
  • Ptolemy II enlarges the library at Alexandria and appoints the grammarian Zenodotus to collect and edit all the Greek poets.