Decades: 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC **270s BC** 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC

Years: 280 BC 279 BC 278 BC 277 BC 276 BC - **275 BC** - 274 BC 273 BC 272 BC 271 BC 270 BC

- The inhabitants of Babylon are moved elsewhere. End of the city.
- Battle of Beneventum: the Romans under Manius Curius Dentatus finally defeat Pyrrhus.

**Deaths**