270 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
270 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar270 BC
Ab urbe condita484
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 54
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 14
Ancient Greek era127th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4481
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−862
Berber calendar681
Buddhist calendar275
Burmese calendar−907
Byzantine calendar5239–5240
Chinese calendar庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
2427 or 2367
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2428 or 2368
Coptic calendar−553 – −552
Discordian calendar897
Ethiopian calendar−277 – −276
Hebrew calendar3491–3492
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−213 – −212
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2831–2832
Holocene calendar9731
Iranian calendar891 BP – 890 BP
Islamic calendar918 BH – 917 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2064
Minguo calendar2181 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1737
Seleucid era42/43 AG
Thai solar calendar273–274
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)