|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|254 BC by topic|
Year 254 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Asina and Calatinus (or, less frequently, year 500 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 254 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.
- A Roman army led by consuls Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Asina and Aulus Atilius Caiatinus capture Panormus in Sicily.
- The Romans lose control of the Sicilian city of Agrigentum to the Carthaginians.
- Titus Macchius Plautus, Roman playwright who is credited with forming the foundations of modern comedy (d. 184 BC)
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