Year 281 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Barbula and Philippus (or, less frequently, year 473 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 281 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
281 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar281 BC
Ab urbe condita473
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 43
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 3
Ancient Greek era124th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4470
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−873
Berber calendar670
Buddhist calendar264
Burmese calendar−918
Byzantine calendar5228–5229
Chinese calendar己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2417 or 2210
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
2418 or 2211
Coptic calendar−564 – −563
Discordian calendar886
Ethiopian calendar−288 – −287
Hebrew calendar3480–3481
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−224 – −223
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2820–2821
Holocene calendar9720
Iranian calendar902 BP – 901 BP
Islamic calendar930 BH – 929 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2053
Minguo calendar2192 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1748
Seleucid era31/32 AG
Thai solar calendar262–263
Tibetan calendar阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
−154 or −535 or −1307
    — to —
(male Iron-Dragon)
−153 or −534 or −1306

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Asia Minor edit

Greece edit

  • Seleucus takes over Thrace and then tries to seize Macedonia. However, he falls into a trap near Lysimachia, Thrace, set by Ptolemy Keraunos, one of the sons of Ptolemy I and Arsinoe II's half brother, who murders Seleucus and takes Macedonia for himself.
  • Cineas, a Thessalian serving as chief adviser to King Pyrrhus of Epirus, after visiting Rome attempts, without success, to dissuade Pyrrhus from invading southern Italy.

Seleucid Empire edit

Births edit

Deaths edit

References edit

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  2. ^ "King Lysimachus, King of Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedon (c.360-281 BC) as horned Alexander the Great (356 – 323 BC) 1276669.2". Retrieved February 26, 2022.
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