Year 247 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Metellus and Buteo (or, less frequently, year 507 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 247 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
247 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar247 BC
Ab urbe condita507
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 77
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 37
Ancient Greek era133rd Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4504
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−839
Berber calendar704
Buddhist calendar298
Burmese calendar−884
Byzantine calendar5262–5263
Chinese calendar癸丑年 (Water Ox)
2450 or 2390
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
2451 or 2391
Coptic calendar−530 – −529
Discordian calendar920
Ethiopian calendar−254 – −253
Hebrew calendar3514–3515
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−190 – −189
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2854–2855
Holocene calendar9754
Iranian calendar868 BP – 867 BP
Islamic calendar895 BH – 894 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2087
Minguo calendar2158 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1714
Seleucid era65/66 AG
Thai solar calendar296–297
Tibetan calendar阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
−120 or −501 or −1273
    — to —
(male Wood-Tiger)
−119 or −500 or −1272


By placeEdit


  • By this stage in the Punic War, Carthage has lost to Rome all its Sicilian possessions except Lilybaeum (now Marsala) and Drepanum (now Trapani). In the winter of 248/7, Hamilcar Barca takes over the chief command of the Carthaginian forces in Sicily at a time when the island is almost completely in the hands of the Romans. Landing on the north-west of the island with a small mercenary force, he seizes a strong position on Mount Ercte (Monte Pellegrino, near Palermo), and not only successfully defends himself against all attacks, but also carries his raids as far as the coast of southern Italy.

Roman RepublicEdit





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