299 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
299 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar299 BC
Ab urbe condita455
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 25
- PharaohPtolemy I Soter, 25
Ancient Greek era120th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4452
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−891
Berber calendar652
Buddhist calendar246
Burmese calendar−936
Byzantine calendar5210–5211
Chinese calendar辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2398 or 2338
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
2399 or 2339
Coptic calendar−582 – −581
Discordian calendar868
Ethiopian calendar−306 – −305
Hebrew calendar3462–3463
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−242 – −241
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2802–2803
Holocene calendar9702
Iranian calendar920 BP – 919 BP
Islamic calendar948 BH – 947 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2035
Minguo calendar2210 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1766
Seleucid era13/14 AG
Thai solar calendar244–245
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
−172 or −553 or −1325
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
−171 or −552 or −1324

Year 299 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Paetinus and Torquatus/Corvus (or, less frequently, year 455 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 299 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]

  • The consul Marcus Fulvius Paetinus sacks the Umbrian city of Nequinum, which Rome had been besieging since the previous year.
  • Third Samnite War:
  • A coalition of raiders from Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul invade Etruria and are paid off by the Etruscans.
  • Rome accuses the Etruscans of seeking to ally with the Gauls against Rome, and the consul Marcus Valerius Corvus ravages Etruria, destroying villages in an attempt to provoke the Etruscans into battle.
  • The Samnites invade Lucania after the latter refuses to join them in alliance. The Lucanians suffer several defeats and lose multiple towns.[1][2][3]





  1. ^ of Megalopolis, Polybius. Histories 2.19.1-4.
  2. ^ Livius, Titus. Ab Urbe Condita 10.9-11.
  3. ^ of Halicarnassus, Dionysius. Roman Antiquities 16.11.
  4. ^ Qian, Sima. Records of the Grand Historian, Section: Basic Annals of Qin.