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