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: 249 BC 248 BC 247 BC 246 BC 245 BC - 244 BC - 243 BC 242 BC 241 BC 240 BC 239 BC
- Hamilcar Barca occupies Mount Eryx in western Sicily.
- Agis IV becomes king of Sparta.
- Eudamidas II, king of Sparta