282 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
282 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar282 BC
Ab urbe condita472
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 42
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 2
Ancient Greek era124th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4469
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−874
Berber calendar669
Buddhist calendar263
Burmese calendar−919
Byzantine calendar5227–5228
Chinese calendar戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
2415 or 2355
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2416 or 2356
Coptic calendar−565 – −564
Discordian calendar885
Ethiopian calendar−289 – −288
Hebrew calendar3479–3480
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−225 – −224
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2819–2820
Holocene calendar9719
Iranian calendar903 BP – 902 BP
Islamic calendar931 BH – 930 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2052
Minguo calendar2193 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1749
Seleucid era30/31 AG
Thai solar calendar261–262
Tibetan calendar阳土虎年
(male Earth-Tiger)
−155 or −536 or −1308
    — to —
(female Earth-Rabbit)
−154 or −535 or −1307

Year 282 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Luscinus and Papus (or, less frequently, year 472 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 282 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.


By place[edit]

Asia Minor[edit]

  • The city of Pergamum in Asia Minor ends its allegiance to Lysimachus. Its ruler, Philetaerus, transfers his allegiance, as well as the important fortress of Pergamon and his treasury, to Seleucus, who allows him a far larger measure of independence than he had hitherto enjoyed.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Battle of Populonia is fought between Rome and the Etruscans. The Romans are victorious and, as a result, the Etruscan threat to Rome is sharply diminished.
  • The Magna Graecia city of Thurii appeals to Rome for help against the native Italian tribes. Though the Roman Senate hesitates, the plebeian Assembly decides to respond. Thurii is saved, but Tarentum, jealous of Rome's interference, attacks and sinks some Roman ships entering its harbour. Roman envoys, sent to protest, are mistreated.
  • Rome declares war on Tarentum. King Pyrrhus of Epirus declares his willingness to come to the aid of Tarentum. Tarentum also looks for support from the Samnites and other Italian tribes in southern Italy.




  • Ptolemy I Soter, Macedonian military general who served under Alexander the Great and became ruler of Egypt (born c.367)[1]


  1. ^ Bierbrier, Morris L. (August 14, 2008). Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. Scarecrow Press. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-8108-6250-0.