175 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
175 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar175 BC
Ab urbe condita579
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 149
- PharaohPtolemy VI Philometor, 6
Ancient Greek era151st Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4576
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−767
Berber calendar776
Buddhist calendar370
Burmese calendar−812
Byzantine calendar5334–5335
Chinese calendar乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
2523 or 2316
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
2524 or 2317
Coptic calendar−458 – −457
Discordian calendar992
Ethiopian calendar−182 – −181
Hebrew calendar3586–3587
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−118 – −117
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2926–2927
Holocene calendar9826
Iranian calendar796 BP – 795 BP
Islamic calendar820 BH – 819 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2159
Minguo calendar2086 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1642
Seleucid era137/138 AG
Thai solar calendar368–369
Tibetan calendar阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
−48 or −429 or −1201
    — to —
(male Fire-Tiger)
−47 or −428 or −1200
The Middle East in 175 BC (Swedish captions)

Year 175 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Scaevola and Lepidus (or, less frequently, year 579 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 175 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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Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • King Seleucus IV of Syria arranges for the exchange of his brother Antiochus for Demetrius, the son of Seleucus IV, who has been a hostage in Rome following the Treaty of Apamea in 188 BC. However, Seleucus IV is assassinated by his chief minister Heliodorus who then seizes the Syrian throne.
  • Antiochus manages to oust Heliodorus and takes advantage of Demetrius' captivity in Rome to seize the throne for himself under the name Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
  • During this period of uncertainty in Syria, the Egyptian ruler, Ptolemy VI, lays claim to Coele Syria, Palestine, and Phoenicia, which the Seleucid king Antiochus III has previously conquered. Both the Syrian and Egyptian parties appeal to Rome for help, but the Roman Senate refuses to take sides.
  • Timarchus is appointed governor of Media in western Persia by Antiochus IV to deal with the growing threat from the Parthians while Timarchus' brother, Heracleides, becomes minister of the royal finances.

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