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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 3rd century BC2nd century BC1st century BC
Decades: 220s BC  210s BC  200s BC  – 190s BC –  180s BC  170s BC  160s BC
Years: 198 BC 197 BC 196 BC195 BC194 BC 193 BC 192 BC
195 BC by topic
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195 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 195 BC
Ab urbe condita 559
Armenian calendar N/A
Bahá'í calendar -2038 – -2037
Bengali calendar -787
Berber calendar 756
Buddhist calendar 350
Burmese calendar -832
Byzantine calendar 5314 – 5315
Chinese calendar [[Sexagenary cycle|]]年
— to —
[[Sexagenary cycle|]]年
Coptic calendar -478 – -477
Ethiopian calendar -202 – -201
Hebrew calendar 3566 – 3567
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat -139 – -138
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2907 – 2908
Holocene calendar 9806
Iranian calendar 816 BP – 815 BP
Islamic calendar 841 BH – 840 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2139
Thai solar calendar 349



By place


  • Because of his administrative and constitutional reforms in Carthage, Hannibal becomes unpopular with an important faction of the Carthaginian nobility and he is denounced to the Romans for inciting the Seleucid king Antiochus III to take up arms against the Romans. Rome demands that Carthage surrender Hannibal. However, Hannibal voluntarily goes into exile.

Seleucid Empire

  • Tensions between Antiochus III and Rome increase when Hannibal is given refuge by Antiochus III at Ephesus and becomes his adviser.
  • After Roman diplomatic intervention, Antiochus III finally halts his war with Egypt. In the peace agreement (the Peace of Lysimachia), Antiochus III formally takes possession of southern Syria, which has been fought over for 100 years by the Ptolemies and Seleucids, and also takes possession of the Egyptian territories in Anatolia.

Roman Republic

  • A Spanish revolt against Roman consolidation of the ex-Carthaginian colonies is effectively put down by Marcus Porcius Cato ("the Censor"). He avoids one defeat by paying the Celtiberians 200 talents (around 120,000 denarii), a much-criticised tactic. On Cato's return to Rome, Aemilius Paulus succeeds him as Roman governor in Spain.
  • The Roman sumptuary law, the Lex Oppia, which restricts not only a woman's wealth, but also her display of wealth, is repealed despite consul Marcus Porcius Cato's strong opposition.


  • The Battle of Gythium is fought between Sparta and a coalition of Rome, Rhodes, the Achaean League and Pergamum. As the port of Gythium is an important Spartan base, the allies decide to capture it before they advance inland to Sparta. The Romans and the Acheans are joined outside the city by the Pergamese and Rhodian fleets. The Spartans hold out, however the pro-consul Titus Quinctius Flamininus arrives with 4,000 extra men. Facing too great an army, the Spartans decide to surrender the city on the condition that the garrison can leave unharmed. As a result, Nabis, the tyrant of Sparta, is forced to abandon the surrounding land and withdraw to the city of Sparta. Later that year, Sparta capitulates to the allies.







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