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261 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
261 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar261 BC
Ab urbe condita493
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 63
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 23
Ancient Greek era129th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4490
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−853
Berber calendar690
Buddhist calendar284
Burmese calendar−898
Byzantine calendar5248–5249
Chinese calendar己亥年 (Earth Pig)
2437 or 2230
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
2438 or 2231
Coptic calendar−544 – −543
Discordian calendar906
Ethiopian calendar−268 – −267
Hebrew calendar3500–3501
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−204 – −203
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2840–2841
Holocene calendar9740
Iranian calendar882 BP – 881 BP
Islamic calendar909 BH – 908 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2073
Minguo calendar2172 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1728
Seleucid era51/52 AG
Thai solar calendar282–283
Tibetan calendar阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
−134 or −515 or −1287
    — to —
(male Iron-Rat)
−133 or −514 or −1286

Year 261 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Flaccus and Crassus (or, less frequently, year 493 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 261 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 armies of the State of Qin and State of Zhao contest control of the area around Changping. After suffering defeats to general Wang He of Qin and the superior Qin army, general Lian Po of Zhao refuses to give battle, resulting in a stalemate.[1]




  1. ^ Qian, Sima. Records of the Grand Historian, Section: Lian Po.
  2. ^ "Antiochus I Soter". Encyclopædia Britannica. February 13, 2024. Retrieved February 25, 2024.