Centuries: 4th century BC -

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

Decades: 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC **290s BC** 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC

298 BC 297 BC 296 BC 295 BC 294 BC **293 BC** 292 BC 291 BC 290 BC 289 BC 288 BC

**Events**

- August 18 - Oldest known Roman temple to Venus founded, institution of Vinalia Rustica begins.
- Oldest known temple to Venus built
- Seleucus I Nicator installs his son Antiochus as viceroy at Baghdad.
- Battle of Aquilonia: The Samnites are decisvely defeated by the Romans.

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