253 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
253 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar253 BC
CCLII BC
Ab urbe condita501
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 71
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 31
Ancient Greek era131st Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4498
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−845
Berber calendar698
Buddhist calendar292
Burmese calendar−890
Byzantine calendar5256–5257
Chinese calendar丁未(Fire Goat)
2444 or 2384
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
2445 or 2385
Coptic calendar−536 – −535
Discordian calendar914
Ethiopian calendar−260 – −259
Hebrew calendar3508–3509
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−196 – −195
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2848–2849
Holocene calendar9748
Iranian calendar874 BP – 873 BP
Islamic calendar901 BH – 900 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2081
Minguo calendar2164 before ROC
民前2164年
Nanakshahi calendar−1720
Seleucid era59/60 AG
Thai solar calendar290–291
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
−126 or −507 or −1279
    — to —
阳土猴年
(male Earth-Monkey)
−125 or −506 or −1278

Year 253 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Caepio and Blaesus (or, less frequently, year 501 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 253 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.

Events[edit]

By place[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • The second Syrian War between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies ends. Antiochus II regains much of Anatolia from Ptolemy II, including the cities of Miletus and Ephesus, and also the Phoenician coast.
  • The war is concluded with the marriage of Antiochus to Ptolemy II's daughter, Berenice Syra. Antiochus divorces his previous wife, Laodice, and transfers the succession to Berenice's children.
  • In recapturing the city of Miletus, Antiochus II overthrows the tyrant of the city. In response, the citizens worship him as a god in thanksgiving leading to the addition of Theos to Antiochus II's name.

Roman Republic[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Alexander, Antigonus II's nephew and regent, leads a revolt in Corinth with Ptolemy II's help and declares himself an independent monarch. As a result, Antigonus loses Corinth and Chalcis, the two bases from which he has dominated southern Greece. As the Aetolians occupy Thermopylae, Antigonus II is cut off from Athens and the Peloponnese.
  • Macedonia's involvement in the second Syrian War ceases when Antigonus becomes preoccupied with the rebellion of Corinth and Chalcis, as well as an increase in enemy activity along Macedon's northern frontier.

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