201 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
201 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 201 BC
Ab urbe condita 553
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 123
- Pharaoh Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 3
Ancient Greek era 144th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4550
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −793
Berber calendar 750
Buddhist calendar 344
Burmese calendar −838
Byzantine calendar 5308–5309
Chinese calendar 己亥(Earth Pig)
2496 or 2436
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
2497 or 2437
Coptic calendar −484 – −483
Discordian calendar 966
Ethiopian calendar −208 – −207
Hebrew calendar 3560–3561
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −144 – −143
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2900–2901
Holocene calendar 9800
Iranian calendar 822 BP – 821 BP
Islamic calendar 847 BH – 846 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2133
Minguo calendar 2112 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1668
Seleucid era 111/112 AG
Thai solar calendar 342–343
Tibetan calendar 阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
−74 or −455 or −1227
    — to —
(male Iron-Rat)
−73 or −454 or −1226
The Roman Republic in 201 BC (in light green)

Year 201 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Paetus (or, less frequently, year 553 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 201 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.


By place[edit]


  • On Hannibal's advice, Carthage sues for peace with the Romans, ending the Second Punic War. Carthage is reduced to a client state of Rome. In the peace treaty between Carthage and Rome, Carthage surrenders all her Mediterranean possessions to Rome, including her Iberian territories. The Carthaginians agree to pay Rome 200 talents per year for 50 years, allow Masinissa to rule Numidia as an independent kingdom, make no war without Rome's permission, and destroy all but 10 of the Carthaginian warships.
  • Following the conclusion of the peace with Rome, Hannibal is elected as suffet, or chief magistrate, of Carthage. The office has over the years become insignificant in Carthaginian politics, but Hannibal restores its power and authority. He sets out to reform the administration and finances of Carthage and reduce the power of the oligarchy which has ruled Carthage before and during the Second Punic War.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Romans oust the Carthaginians from Malta.
  • In Rome, according to the Roman historian Livy, land is distributed to veterans of the Second Punic War. This is the first documented instance of a practice that later becomes commonplace.





  • Gnaeus Naevius, Latin epic poet and dramatist, who has written historical plays (fabulae praetextae) that are based on Roman historical or legendary figures and events (b. c. 264 BC)