Year 290 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Rufinus and Dentatus (or, less frequently, year 464 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 290 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
290 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar290 BC
Ab urbe condita464
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 34
- PharaohPtolemy I Soter, 34
Ancient Greek era122nd Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4461
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−882
Berber calendar661
Buddhist calendar255
Burmese calendar−927
Byzantine calendar5219–5220
Chinese calendar庚午(Metal Horse)
2407 or 2347
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
2408 or 2348
Coptic calendar−573 – −572
Discordian calendar877
Ethiopian calendar−297 – −296
Hebrew calendar3471–3472
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−233 – −232
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2811–2812
Holocene calendar9711
Iranian calendar911 BP – 910 BP
Islamic calendar939 BH – 938 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2044
Minguo calendar2201 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1757
Seleucid era22/23 AG
Thai solar calendar253–254
Tibetan calendar阳金马年
(male Iron-Horse)
−163 or −544 or −1316
    — to —
(female Iron-Goat)
−162 or −543 or −1315
The Roman republic in 290 BC (dark and light red, pink and orange).


By placeEdit

Roman RepublicEdit

  • Roman general and consul, Manius Curius Dentatus, gains a decisive victory over the Samnites, thereby ending a war that has lasted 50 years. He also reduces the Sabine insurgents to submission, their territory is annexed and they are granted civitas sine suffragio ("citizenship without the right to vote"). The Samnites are recognised by the Romans as autonomous allies. The Samnites are forced to give up some of their land to the Romans as compensation.