172 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 3rd century BC2nd century BC1st century BC
Decades: 200s BC  190s BC  180s BC  – 170s BC –  160s BC  150s BC  140s BC
Years: 175 BC 174 BC 173 BC172 BC171 BC 170 BC 169 BC
172 BC by topic
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172 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 172 BC
Ab urbe condita 582
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4579
Bahá'í calendar −2015 – −2014
Bengali calendar −764
Berber calendar 779
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 373
Burmese calendar −809
Byzantine calendar 5337–5338
Chinese calendar 戊辰(Earth Dragon)
2525 or 2465
    — to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
2526 or 2466
Coptic calendar −455 – −454
Discordian calendar 995
Ethiopian calendar −179 – −178
Hebrew calendar 3589–3590
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −115 – −114
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2930–2931
Holocene calendar 9829
Igbo calendar −1171 – −1170
Iranian calendar 793 BP – 792 BP
Islamic calendar 817 BH – 816 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2162
Minguo calendar 2083 before ROC
民前2083年
Thai solar calendar 372

Year 172 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Laenas and Ligus (or, less frequently, year 582 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 172 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

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Greece[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • Since the reign of the Seleucid king, Antiochus III, the Jewish inhabitants of Judea enjoy extensive autonomy under their high priest. However, they are divided into two parties, the orthodox Hasideans (Pious Ones) and a reform party that favours Hellenism. Antiochus IV supports the reform party because of the financial support they provide him with. In return for a considerable payment, he has permitted the high priest, Jason, to build a gymnasium in Jerusalem and to introduce the Greek mode of educating young people. Jason's time as high priest is brought to an abrupt end when he sends Menelaus, the brother of Simon the Benjamite, to deliver money to Antiochus IV. Menelaus takes this opportunity to "outbid" Jason for the priesthood, resulting in Antiochus IV confirming Menelaus as the High Priest.

Carthage[edit]

  • The peace treaty at the end of the Second Punic War requires that all border disputes involving Carthage be arbitrated by the Roman Senate and requires Carthage to get explicit Roman approval before going to war. As a result, envoys from Carthage appear before the Roman Senate to request resolution of a boundary dispute with Numidia. The dispute is decided in Numidia's favour.


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