294 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
294 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 294 BC
Ab urbe condita 460
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 30
- Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter, 30
Ancient Greek era 121st Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4457
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −886
Berber calendar 657
Buddhist calendar 251
Burmese calendar −931
Byzantine calendar 5215–5216
Chinese calendar 丙寅(Fire Tiger)
2403 or 2343
    — to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2404 or 2344
Coptic calendar −577 – −576
Discordian calendar 873
Ethiopian calendar −301 – −300
Hebrew calendar 3467–3468
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −237 – −236
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2807–2808
Holocene calendar 9707
Iranian calendar 915 BP – 914 BP
Islamic calendar 943 BH – 942 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2040
Minguo calendar 2205 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1761
Seleucid era 18/19 AG
Thai solar calendar 249–250
Tibetan calendar 阳火虎年
(male Fire-Tiger)
−167 or −548 or −1320
    — to —
(female Fire-Rabbit)
−166 or −547 or −1319

Year 294 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Megellus and Regulus (or, less frequently, year 460 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 294 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]


  • Archidamus IV, king of Sparta, son of Eudamidas I and grandson of Archidamus III, is defeated by Demetrius Poliorcetes of Macedonia in a battle at Mantinea. Sparta is saved only because Demetrius is called away by the threatening activities of his rivals Lysimachus and Ptolemy.
  • Alexander V of Macedon is ousted by his brother, Antipater II. Therefore Alexander V turns to Demetrius Poliorcetes for help in recovering his throne. However, Demetrius Poliorcetes establishes himself on the throne of Macedonia and then murders Alexander V. Antipater II loses the throne of Macedonia but is able to survive.
  • Pyrrhus of Epirus exploits the dynastic quarrel in Macedonia involving Alexander V of Macedon, his brother, Antipater II and Demetrius Poliorcetes to take over the frontier areas of Parauaea and Tymphaea, along with Acarnania, Ampholochia, and Ambracia.
  • Lysimachus concludes a peace with Demetrius Poliorcetes whereby Demetrius Poliorcetes is recognized as ruler of Macedonia.


Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • Stratonice, daughter of Demetrius Poliorcetes and wife of Seleucus marries her stepson Antiochus. Seleucus has reportedly instigated the marriage after discovering that his son by his late wife Apama was in danger of dying of lovesickness as he has fallen in love with his beautiful stepmother.