178 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
178 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar178 BC
Ab urbe condita576
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 146
- PharaohPtolemy VI Philometor, 3
Ancient Greek era150th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4573
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−770
Berber calendar773
Buddhist calendar367
Burmese calendar−815
Byzantine calendar5331–5332
Chinese calendar壬戌年 (Water Dog)
2519 or 2459
    — to —
癸亥年 (Water Pig)
2520 or 2460
Coptic calendar−461 – −460
Discordian calendar989
Ethiopian calendar−185 – −184
Hebrew calendar3583–3584
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−121 – −120
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2923–2924
Holocene calendar9823
Iranian calendar799 BP – 798 BP
Islamic calendar824 BH – 823 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2156
Minguo calendar2089 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1645
Seleucid era134/135 AG
Thai solar calendar365–366
Tibetan calendar阳水狗年
(male Water-Dog)
−51 or −432 or −1204
    — to —
(female Water-Pig)
−50 or −431 or −1203

Year 178 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Brutus and Vulso (or, less frequently, year 576 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 178 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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  • One of Perseus' first acts on becoming king of Macedonia is to renew the treaty between Macedonia and Rome. In the meantime, Perseus builds up the Macedonian army and puts out feelers for creating an alliance with the Greek leagues, with his northern barbarian neighbours, and also with the Seleucid king Seleucus IV.