Centuries: 4th century BC -

**3rd century BC**- 2nd century BC

Decades: 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC - **240s BC** - 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC

Years: 248 BC 247 BC 246 BC 245 BC 244 BC - **243 BC** - 242 BC 241 BC 240 BC 239 BC 238 BC

**Events**

- Aratus of Sicyon captured Corinth.

**Births**

- Seleucus III Ceraunus, later King of the Seleucid dynasty(approximate date).

**Deaths**