Decades: 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC - **280s BC** - 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC

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- Construction of the Colossus of Rhodes is completed after 12 years.
- Battle of Populonia: Rome finally crushes Etruscan resistance, leading to Roman domination of Italy.