|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||4th century BC – 3rd century BC – 2nd century BC|
|Decades:||320s BC 310s BC 300s BC – 290s BC – 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC|
|Years:||296 BC 295 BC 294 BC – 293 BC – 292 BC 291 BC 290 BC|
|293 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Births – Deaths|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||293 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||461|
|Bahá'í calendar||−2136 – −2135|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2404 or 2344
— to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2405 or 2345
|Coptic calendar||−576 – −575|
|Ethiopian calendar||−300 – −299|
|- Vikram Samvat||−236 – −235|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2809–2810|
|Igbo calendar||−1292 – −1291|
|Iranian calendar||914 BP – 913 BP|
|Islamic calendar||942 BH – 941 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2204 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||251|
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Year 293 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Cursor and Maximus (or, less frequently, year 461 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 293 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.
- The Battle of Aquilonia is fought between the Roman Republic and the Samnites, near the current city of Aquilonia in Campania (in southern Italy). The Romans, led by the consuls Lucius Papirius Cursor and Spurius Carvilius Maximus, are victorious. After the battle, the Samnites flee into the city of Aquilonia and into their camp. The camp is captured and looted by the Romans, while the city is eventually taken, with many of the Samnite survivors being slaughtered in the fighting.
- Rome suffers from the plague. The worship of Aesculapius is introduced from Epidaurus to Rome in the hope of averting the plague.
- When an invasion of nomads threatens the eastern possessions of his realm (i.e. between the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea and the Indian Ocean), Seleucus hands over the government of these lands west of the Euphrates to his son Antiochus. Antiochus is appointed co-regent and commander-in-chief of these territories.
- The State of Qin, led by commander Bai Qi, wins a decisive victory over the States of Wei and Han in the Battle of Yique. As part of the terms of defeat, Han and Wei are forced to concede land to Qin.