220 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 250s BC  240s BC  230s BC  – 220s BC –  210s BC  200s BC  190s BC
Years: 223 BC 222 BC 221 BC220 BC219 BC 218 BC 217 BC
220 BC by topic
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220 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 220 BC
Ab urbe condita 534
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4531
Bahá'í calendar −2063 – −2062
Bengali calendar −812
Berber calendar 731
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 325
Burmese calendar −857
Byzantine calendar 5289–5290
Chinese calendar 庚辰(Metal Dragon)
2477 or 2417
    — to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
2478 or 2418
Coptic calendar −503 – −502
Discordian calendar 947
Ethiopian calendar −227 – −226
Hebrew calendar 3541–3542
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −163 – −162
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2882–2883
Holocene calendar 9781
Igbo calendar −1219 – −1218
Iranian calendar 841 BP – 840 BP
Islamic calendar 867 BH – 866 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2114
Minguo calendar 2131 before ROC
民前2131年
Thai solar calendar 324
Europe in 220 BC.

Year 220 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Laevinus/Catulus and Scaevola/Philo (or, less frequently, year 534 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 220 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.

Events[edit]

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Greece[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • With Molon occupying significant parts of the Seleucid kingdom and assuming the title of king, on the advice of his chief Minister, Hermeias, Antiochus III abandons a campaign to conquer southern Syria from Egypt. Antiochus III instead marches against Molon, defeating and killing him and his brother Alexander on the far bank of the Tigris. Antiochus goes on conquer Atropatene, the north-western part of Media.
  • Meanwhile, the birth of a son to Antiochus III and Laodice (daughter of Mithridates II, king of Pontus) leads Hermeias to consider getting rid of the king so that he can rule under the name of the infant son. Antiochus discovers the scheme and arranges the assassination of Hermeias.

Anatolia[edit]

  • Antiochus III's commander in Anatolia, Achaeus, having recovered all the districts which Attalus of Pergamum has gained, is accused by Hermeias, the chief minister of Antiochus, of intending to revolt. In self-defence, Achaeus assumes the title of king and rules over the Anatolian parts of the Seleucid kingdom.

Egypt[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]

China[edit]

  • Qin Shi Huang begins a system of tree-lined roads to interconnect all parts of China, and begins to join regional walls to form the beginnings of the Great Wall (Wan li chang cheng).

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Art[edit]

  • A bronze statue called Gallic Chieftain killing his wife and himself is made (approximate date). A Roman copy after the original statue is today preserved at Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome.
  • A bronze statue called Dying Gallic trumpeter is made (possibly by Epigonos) (230-220 BC). A marble Roman copy after the original statue is today preserved at Museo Capitolino in Rome.


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