306 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
306 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 306 BC
Ab urbe condita 448
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 18
- Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter, 18
Ancient Greek era 118th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4445
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −898
Berber calendar 645
Buddhist calendar 239
Burmese calendar −943
Byzantine calendar 5203–5204
Chinese calendar 甲寅(Wood Tiger)
2391 or 2331
    — to —
乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
2392 or 2332
Coptic calendar −589 – −588
Discordian calendar 861
Ethiopian calendar −313 – −312
Hebrew calendar 3455–3456
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −249 – −248
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2795–2796
Holocene calendar 9695
Iranian calendar 927 BP – 926 BP
Islamic calendar 955 BH – 954 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2028
Minguo calendar 2217 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1773
Seleucid era 6/7 AG
Thai solar calendar 237–238
Tibetan calendar 阳木虎年
(male Wood-Tiger)
−179 or −560 or −1332
    — to —
(female Wood-Rabbit)
−178 or −559 or −1331

Year 306 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Tremulus and Arvina (or, less frequently, year 448 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 306 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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  • Antigonus proclaims himself king of Asia Minor and northern Syria thus commencing the Antigonid dynasty. Antigonus appoints Demetrius Poliorcetes king and co-regent.


  • A peace agreement is reached between Syracuse and Carthage. The peace restricts Carthaginian power in Sicily to the area west of the Halycus (Platani) River. This agreement allows the tyrant of Syracuse, Agathocles, to strengthen his rule over the Greek cities of Sicily.


  • Antigonus tries to follow up his victory in Cyprus by invading Egypt with a large army and a formidable fleet. But Ptolemy successfully holds the frontier against him. However, the year's events mean that Ptolemy no longer engages in overseas expeditions against Antigonus.