258 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
258 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 258 BC
Ab urbe condita 496
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 66
- Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus, 26
Ancient Greek era 130th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4493
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −850
Berber calendar 693
Buddhist calendar 287
Burmese calendar −895
Byzantine calendar 5251–5252
Chinese calendar 壬寅(Water Tiger)
2439 or 2379
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
2440 or 2380
Coptic calendar −541 – −540
Discordian calendar 909
Ethiopian calendar −265 – −264
Hebrew calendar 3503–3504
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −201 – −200
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2843–2844
Holocene calendar 9743
Iranian calendar 879 BP – 878 BP
Islamic calendar 906 BH – 905 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2076
Minguo calendar 2169 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1725
Seleucid era 54/55 AG
Thai solar calendar 285–286
Tibetan calendar 阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
−131 or −512 or −1284
    — to —
(female Water-Rabbit)
−130 or −511 or −1283

Year 258 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Calatinus and Peterculus (or, less frequently, year 496 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 258 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 Romans are able to regain the initiative in Sicily against Carthage by retaking Enna and Camarina. In central Sicily, they take the town of Mytistraton, which they have attacked twice previously. The Romans also move in the north by marching across the northern coast toward Panormus, but are not able to take the city.
  • Gaius Duilius Nepos, the Roman commander who has won a major naval victory over the Carthaginians is made censor with Lucius Cornelius Scipio. The election of a novus homo (i.e. the first in his family to serve in the Roman Senate or be elected as consul) to the censorship is a very rare honor.