289 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: 292 BC 291 BC 290 BC289 BC288 BC 287 BC 286 BC
289 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 289 BC
Ab urbe condita 465
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 35
- Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter, 35
Ancient Greek era 122nd Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4462
Bengali calendar −881
Berber calendar 662
Buddhist calendar 256
Burmese calendar −926
Byzantine calendar 5220–5221
Chinese calendar 辛未(Metal Goat)
2408 or 2348
    — to —
壬申年 (Water Monkey)
2409 or 2349
Coptic calendar −572 – −571
Discordian calendar 878
Ethiopian calendar −296 – −295
Hebrew calendar 3472–3473
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −232 – −231
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2813–2814
Holocene calendar 9712
Iranian calendar 910 BP – 909 BP
Islamic calendar 938 BH – 937 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2045
Minguo calendar 2200 before ROC
Seleucid era 23/24 AG
Thai solar calendar 254–255

Year 289 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Corvus and Noctua (or, less frequently, year 465 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 289 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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  • The tyrant of Syracuse, Agathocles, dies after restoring the Syracusan democracy on his death bed, by stating that he does not want his sons to succeed him as king. However, the resulting dissension among his family about the succession leads to a renewal of Carthaginian power in Sicily.