Year 294 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Megellus and Regulus (or, less frequently, year 460 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 294 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
294 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar294 BC
Ab urbe condita460
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 30
- PharaohPtolemy I Soter, 30
Ancient Greek era121st Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4457
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−886
Berber calendar657
Buddhist calendar251
Burmese calendar−931
Byzantine calendar5215–5216
Chinese calendar丙寅(Fire Tiger)
2403 or 2343
    — to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2404 or 2344
Coptic calendar−577 – −576
Discordian calendar873
Ethiopian calendar−301 – −300
Hebrew calendar3467–3468
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−237 – −236
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2807–2808
Holocene calendar9707
Iranian calendar915 BP – 914 BP
Islamic calendar943 BH – 942 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2040
Minguo calendar2205 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1761
Seleucid era18/19 AG
Thai solar calendar249–250
Tibetan calendar阳火虎年
(male Fire-Tiger)
−167 or −548 or −1320
    — to —
(female Fire-Rabbit)
−166 or −547 or −1319


By placeEdit


  • Archidamus IV, king of Sparta, son of Eudamidas I and grandson of Archidamus III, is defeated by Demetrius Poliorcetes of Macedonia in a battle at Mantinea. Sparta is saved only because Demetrius is called away by the threatening activities of his rivals Lysimachus and Ptolemy.
  • Alexander V of Macedon is ousted by his brother, Antipater II. Therefore Alexander V turns to Demetrius Poliorcetes for help in recovering his throne. However, Demetrius Poliorcetes establishes himself on the throne of Macedonia and then murders Alexander V. Antipater II loses the throne of Macedonia but is able to survive.
  • Pyrrhus of Epirus exploits the dynastic quarrel in Macedonia involving Alexander V of Macedon, his brother, Antipater II and Demetrius Poliorcetes to take over the frontier areas of Parauaea and Tymphaea, along with Acarnania, Ampholochia, and Ambracia.
  • Lysimachus concludes a peace with Demetrius Poliorcetes whereby Demetrius Poliorcetes is recognized as ruler of Macedonia.


Seleucid EmpireEdit

  • Stratonice, daughter of Demetrius Poliorcetes and wife of Seleucus marries her stepson Antiochus. Seleucus has reportedly instigated the marriage after discovering that his son by his late wife Apama was in danger of dying of lovesickness as he has fallen in love with his beautiful stepmother.