305 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 5th century BC4th century BC3rd century BC
Decades: 330s BC  320s BC  310s BC  – 300s BC –  290s BC  280s BC  270s BC
Years: 308 BC 307 BC 306 BC305 BC304 BC 303 BC 302 BC
305 BC by topic
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305 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 305 BC
Ab urbe condita 449
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4446
Bahá'í calendar −2148 – −2147
Bengali calendar −897
Berber calendar 646
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 240
Burmese calendar −942
Byzantine calendar 5204–5205
Chinese calendar 乙卯(Wood Rabbit)
2392 or 2332
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
2393 or 2333
Coptic calendar −588 – −587
Discordian calendar 862
Ethiopian calendar −312 – −311
Hebrew calendar 3456–3457
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −248 – −247
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2797–2798
Holocene calendar 9696
Igbo calendar −1304 – −1303
Iranian calendar 926 BP – 925 BP
Islamic calendar 954 BH – 953 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2029
Minguo calendar 2216 before ROC
民前2216年
Thai solar calendar 239
Coin of Seleucus I (305–281 BC)

Year 305 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 Augurinus (or, less frequently, year 449 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 305 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.

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Seleucid Empire

Syria

  • Antigonus I Monophthalmus sends his son Demetrius to conquer Rhodes, which has refused him armed support against Ptolemy. He shows ingenuity in devising new siege engines in his unsuccessful attempt to reduce the city. Among his creations are a battering ram 60 metres long and requiring 1,000 men to operate it and a wheeled siege tower named "Helepolis" (or "Taker of Cities") which stands 40 metres tall and 20 metres wide and weighs 180 tons. This siege of Rhodes earns Demetrius the title Poliorcetes ("the City Besieger").

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