292 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
292 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 292 BC
Ab urbe condita 462
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 32
- Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter, 32
Ancient Greek era 122nd Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4459
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −884
Berber calendar 659
Buddhist calendar 253
Burmese calendar −929
Byzantine calendar 5217–5218
Chinese calendar 戊辰(Earth Dragon)
2405 or 2345
    — to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
2406 or 2346
Coptic calendar −575 – −574
Discordian calendar 875
Ethiopian calendar −299 – −298
Hebrew calendar 3469–3470
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −235 – −234
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2809–2810
Holocene calendar 9709
Iranian calendar 913 BP – 912 BP
Islamic calendar 941 BH – 940 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2042
Minguo calendar 2203 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1759
Seleucid era 20/21 AG
Thai solar calendar 251–252
Tibetan calendar 阳土龙年
(male Earth-Dragon)
−165 or −546 or −1318
    — to —
(female Earth-Snake)
−164 or −545 or −1317

Year 292 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Gurges and Scaeva (or, less frequently, year 462 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 292 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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  • Lysimachus tries to extend his influence beyond the Danube River, but he is defeated and taken prisoner by the Getae (Dacian) king Dromichaetes (Dromihete). Eventually, Lysimachus is set free and a peace is agreed between the Getae and Lysimachus. This peace agreement is strengthened further by the marriage of Dromichaetes with Lysimachus' daughter.
  • While Demetrius Poliorcetes is campaigning in Boeotia, he receives news that Lysimachus, the ruler of Thrace, has been taken prisoner by Dromichaetes. Hoping to seize Lysimachus's territories in Thrace, Demetrius, delegates command of his forces in Boeotia to his son, Antigonus and immediately marches north. However, while he is away, the Boeotians rise in rebellion, but are defeated by Antigonus, who bottles them up in the city of Thebes and puts them under siege.