270 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
270 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 270 BC
Ab urbe condita 484
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 54
- Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus, 14
Ancient Greek era 127th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4481
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −862
Berber calendar 681
Buddhist calendar 275
Burmese calendar −907
Byzantine calendar 5239–5240
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
2427 or 2367
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2428 or 2368
Coptic calendar −553 – −552
Discordian calendar 897
Ethiopian calendar −277 – −276
Hebrew calendar 3491–3492
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −213 – −212
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2831–2832
Holocene calendar 9731
Iranian calendar 891 BP – 890 BP
Islamic calendar 918 BH – 917 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2064
Minguo calendar 2181 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1737
Seleucid era 42/43 AG
Thai solar calendar 273–274
Tibetan calendar 阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
−143 or −524 or −1296
    — to —
(female Iron-Rabbit)
−142 or −523 or −1295

Year 270 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Clepsina and Blasio (or, less frequently, year 484 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 270 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]


  • Carthage, already in control of Sardinia, southern Spain and Numidia, is ruled by an oligarchy of merchants under two Suffetes or chief magistrates. While Carthage's military commanders are strong, the state relies on mercenaries (including Spanish ones) for its soldiers.


  • Hamilcar Barca, founder of Barcid Spain and leading Carthaginian general who will fight against Rome in Sicily and Italy, against the Libyans and the mercenary revolt in Africa, and against the Iberians and Celti-Iberians in Spain (d. 228 BC)