The Third Century to 264 BCE
300-265 BCE
 
Major events in Roman History
 Year
Political and Military
 Legal
 Literary and Artistic
 Social
 
List of Consuls
300
 Agathocles active in southern Italy
Lex Ogulnia
 299        
 298-290
 Third Samnite War
     
         
 295
 Sentinum
(Victory over Samnites, Gauls, and Etruscans)


Agathocles at Croton
     
296
Temple of Bellona (Circus Flaminius)
 295    
 Temple of Jupiter Victor


Temple of Venus (near the Circus Maximus)
 
 294    
 Temple of Victory and Temple of Jupiter Stator (Palatine)
 
 293  
 Lex Maenia
 Temple of Quirinus

Temple of Fors Fortuna across the Tiber


Statue of Jupiter on Capitoline
 
         
 291    
 Temple of Aesculapius
 
 289
 Death of Agathocles
     
 287  
 Lex Hortensia
 Via Clodia begun  
         
282
Military actions against Tarentum
280-275
War with Pyrrhus
280
Pyrrhus victorious at Heraclea
279
Pyrrhus victorious at Asculum


Devotio of Decius Mus


Treaty with Carthage
278
Temple of Summanus (near the Circus Maximus)
275
Pyrrhus defeated at Beneventum
273
Roman embassy to Ptolemy II
Execution of Sextilia, Vestal Virgin
272
Carthaginian fleet active near Tarentum


Death of Pyrrhus in Epirus
Livius Andronicus comes to Rome (?)
translation of the Odyssey into Latin

Temple of Consus (Aventine)


Aqueduct Anio Vetus begun
270
Capture of Rhegium, expulsion of Campanian garrison
269
Minting of first Roman silver coinage
268 Temple of Tellus (in the Carinae)
267 Temple of Pales
265
Hiero of Syrtacuse defeats Mamertines


Carthage installs garrison at Messana