|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||3rd century BC – 2nd century BC – 1st century BC|
|Decades:||220s BC 210s BC 200s BC – 190s BC – 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC|
|Years:||197 BC 196 BC 195 BC – 194 BC – 193 BC 192 BC 191 BC|
|194 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||194 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||560|
|Bahá'í calendar||−2037 – −2036|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||丙午年 (Fire Horse)
2503 or 2443
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
2504 or 2444
|Coptic calendar||−477 – −476|
|Ethiopian calendar||−201 – −200|
|- Vikram Samvat||−137 – −136|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2908–2909|
|Igbo calendar||−1193 – −1192|
|Iranian calendar||815 BP – 814 BP|
|Islamic calendar||840 BH – 839 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2105 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||350|
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Year 194 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Africanus and Longus (or, less frequently, year 560 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 194 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.
- After checking the ambitions of the Spartan tyrant, Nabis, the Roman forces under pro-consul Titus Quinctius Flamininus finally withdraw from Greece.
- With the Roman legions under Flaminius returning to Italy, the Greek states are once again on their own. The Romans leave the dominant powers in the region; the kingdom of Macedonia, the Aetolians, the strengthened Achaean League and the weakened Sparta. The Aetolians, who have opposed the Roman intervention in Greek affairs, incite the Spartan leader, Nabis, to retake his former territories and regain his influence in Greek affairs.
- With his peace agreement with the Egyptians in place, Antiochus III now turns his attention to the West. He is encouraged to challenge Rome's protection of the Greeks by his advisor, the former Carthaginian general Hannibal.
- Philip V of Macedon, along with Rhodes, Pergamum, and the Achaean League, join Rome against Antiochus III.
- The Battle of Mutina is fought near Modena, between the Romans and the Gauls. The Romans are victorious in the battle which effectively ends the threat of the Gauls in Italy.
- The Italian towns of Liternum and Puteoli become Roman colonies.
- The construction of the first city wall of Chang'an begins.
- The Wiman Joseon kingdom of northern Korea (Choson) is founded by the Chinese Han Dynasty general Wiman.
- Eratosthenes, Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer (b. 276 BC)
- Concubine Qi, also known as Lady Qi or Consort Qi, favoured concubine of Han Gaozu (personal name Liu Bang), the first emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty