Timeline 281 BC – 310 BC The Four Successors (incl. the King of the North and the King of the South)

  1. The following is a segment of the entire BC history of mankind. To view the ENTIRE timeline click on the DOWNLOAD at the end of this post.
  2. The King of the North is the King(s) of Syria, the King of the South is the King(s) of Egypt.
YearEvents and Comments
Prior:Timeline 251 BC -280 BC
281 BC281 BC: Lysimachus is killed in hand to hand combat by Seleucus. (Cassander is dead and Lysimachus has been killed leaving only two of the original “Diadochi.” The Two Successors that are left are Ptolemy, Pharoah of Egypt, and Seleucus, Basilicus of Syria. Their dynasties are the foundation of the prophecies of Daniel 11 as “King of the North – Selecus” and “King of the South – Ptolemy.”)

Ptolemy II 285–246 BC Pharaoh of Egypt
282 BC 282 BC: Approximated date of the completion of the wonder of the world, the Colossus of Rhodes.

Ptolemy II 285–246 BC Pharaoh of Egypt
283 BC282 BC: Arsinoe II caused Lysimachus to be suspicious of his son, Agathocles, from his second marriage, and have him executed.

Ptolemy II 285–246 BC Pharaoh of Egypt
284 BCPtolemy II 285–246 BC Pharaoh of Egypt
285 BC285 BC: Ptolemy I, of Egypt, dies ▼. He is succeeded by his son Ptolemy II 285–246 BC . ▲
Fulfillment of Dan 11:5

Ptolemy I, is the second (of the four successors to Alexander the Great’s kingdom) to die. Two are left: Seleucus I who became the Syrian King, and Lysimachus who took Thrace (mostly Turkey). Cassander, Basileus of Macedonia, Greece was the first in 297 BC.

Daniel 8:8 “Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven.”
The four are: Cassander, Basileus of Macedon, Ptolemy I Pharaoh of Egypt, and Seleucus I, Syrian King, and Lysimachus King of Thrace (Turkey).
286 BC
287 BC
288 BC
289 BC
290 BC
291 BC
292 BC292 BC – The rebellious city of Falerii is reduced by the Romans
293 BC
294 BC
295 BCc. 295 BC  –  Library of Alexandria built by Athenian exile Demetrius of Phaleron under the patronage of King Ptolemy I, with an annex set up some 60 years later
296 BC
297 BC297 BC: Cassander dies.▼ His dynasty does not last much longer. His son Philip died of natural causes. His other sons became involved in a destructive dynastic struggle with their mother.

Cassander, Basileus of Macedon, Greece is the first (of the four successors to Alexander the Great’s kingdom) to die. Three are left: Ptolemy I who became Pharaoh of Egypt, Seleucus I who became the Syrian King, and Lysimachus who took Thrace (mostly Turkey).

298 BC
299 BC299 BC – The Romans capture the territory of Narnia.
300 BC300 BC: Romans “invent” concrete. Romans used slaked lime a volcanic ash called pozzuolana, found near Pozzouli by the bay of Naples. They used lime as a cementitious material. Pliny reported a mortar mixture of 1 part lime to 4 parts sand. Vitruvius reported a 2 parts pozzolana to 1 part lime. Animal fat, milk, and blood were used as admixtures.

Two of the four successors to Alexander the Great’s kingdom take a wife 300 BC:

300 BC: Lysimachus marries the mischevious Arsinoe II of Egypt, his third wife. Arsinoe II is Ptolemy I’s daughter, later to become Ptolemy’s wife, who was also her full blooded brother.

~300 BC: Cassander marries Alexander The Great’s sister, Thessalonica (forciby). He founds the city Thessalonica in her name.

BIBLE BIT:
The book of Thessalonians in the Bible is named after the city Thessalonica which Cassander founded and named after his wife Thessalonica, the sister of Alexander the Great.
301 BC

The Four Successors of Alexander the Great take their titles.

Daniel 8:8
301 BC The 4th of 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s visions. Daniel 7:6

308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles. The four are: CassanderBasileus of Macedon, Ptolemy I Pharaoh of Egypt, and Seleucus ISyrian King, and Lysimachus King of Thrace (Turkey).

Daniel 8:8 “Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven.”

See: Nebuchadnezzar’s Statue of Kingdoms
See: Daniel Chapter Seven


301 BC: Battle of Ipses, Seleucus I defeated Antigonus I.
301 BC: Death of Antigonus.
302 BC308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles.

311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.
303 BC308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles.

311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.
304 BC308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles.

311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.
305 BC308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles.

305 BC: after the extinction of the old royal line of Macedonia (The murder of Phillip II and Alexander IV), the Four Diadochi assumed their titles. Seleucus assumed the title and style of basileus (king). He established Seleucia on the Tigris as his capital, Seleucus took Syria and the lands to the east, including Babylonia. Ptolemy became “Pharoah” of Egypt. Cassander assumed rule over Macedonia and Greece. Lysimacus took control of Thrace, Bithynia, and most of Asia Minor.
305 BC Fulfillment of Daniel chapter 7 and Daniel 8:15-26

311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.
306 BC
Hebrew Calendar
3455–3456
308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles.

A four-drachma coin, picturing Alexander the Great, is issued by Lysimachos from this time until 281 BC. At least one of them is now preserved at the British Museum in London.

311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.

307 BC308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles.

311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.

307 BC: Founding of Epicureanism.
308 BC308-301 BC: The Fourth War of the Diadochi. (The 4 wings on the leopard in Daniel’s vision ) The Taking of the Four Titles.

308 BC: it was agreed in 308 that Ptolemy I would marry Cleopatra, daughter of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias and full sister of Alexander III, but she was murdered before the marriage could take place by agents of Antigonus Monophthalmos

311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.
309 BC311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.
310 BC311-302 BC: Over the course of nine years, while Antigonus was occupied in the west, Seleucus brought the whole eastern part of Alexander’s empire as far as the Jaxartes and Indus Rivers under his authority.
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281 BC – 310 BC

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