293 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
293 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar293 BC
Ab urbe condita461
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 31
- PharaohPtolemy I Soter, 31
Ancient Greek era121st Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4458
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−885
Berber calendar658
Buddhist calendar252
Burmese calendar−930
Byzantine calendar5216–5217
Chinese calendar丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2404 or 2344
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2405 or 2345
Coptic calendar−576 – −575
Discordian calendar874
Ethiopian calendar−300 – −299
Hebrew calendar3468–3469
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−236 – −235
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2808–2809
Holocene calendar9708
Iranian calendar914 BP – 913 BP
Islamic calendar942 BH – 941 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2041
Minguo calendar2204 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1760
Seleucid era19/20 AG
Thai solar calendar250–251
Tibetan calendar阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
−166 or −547 or −1319
    — to —
(male Earth-Dragon)
−165 or −546 or −1318

Year 293 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Cursor and Maximus (or, less frequently, year 461 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 293 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]

Roman Republic[edit]

  • Lucius Postumius Megellus, a consul of the previous year, avoids prosecution after he is appointed legate to consul Spurius Carvilius Maximus.
  • The consul Carvilius captures the city of Amiternum, and consul Lucius Papirius Cursor captures the city of Duronia.
  • On the same day that Carvilius storms the major Samnite city of Cominium, Papirius, aided by former consuls Lucius Volumnius Flamma Violens and Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, defeats the 'Linen Legion' in the Battle of Aquilonia and captures the city of Aquilonia during the Samnite retreat. The Samnites suffer 20,340 killed and 3870 captured in the Battle of Aquilonia and 4880 killed and 11,400 captured in the Siege of Cominium.
  • Carvilius captures the towns of Velia, Palumbinum, and, after an initial defeat, Herculaneum, and after heavy fighting, Papirius captures the city of Saepinum.
  • Due to renewed hostility among some of the Etruscans, who are joined by the Falisci, Carvilius marches to Etruria, storms the town of Troilum and captures five forts. The Falisci then sue for peace and receive a one-year truce.[1][2][3]


  • When an invasion of nomads threatens the eastern possessions of his realm (i.e. between the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea and the Indian Ocean), Seleucus hands over the government of these lands west of the Euphrates to his son Antiochus. Antiochus is appointed co-regent and commander-in-chief of these territories.





  1. ^ Livius, Titus. Ab Urbe Condita 10.38-47.
  2. ^ Dio, Cassius. Roman History 8.29.
  3. ^ Zonaras, John. Epitome of Histories 7.26.
  4. ^ Qian, Sima. Records of the Grand Historian, Section: Basic Annals of Qin, Section: Bai Qi.